FC Schalke 04 wants to present a new coach in the near future. And in the search for a successor to Frank Kramer, who was released last week, a favorite is apparently emerging.
As sports1 reported, a lot should now point to Thomas Reis. On Monday there should be final talks with the ex-Bochumer and those responsible for Schalke around sports director Rouven Schröder and sports director Peter Knäbel.
Rice was traded with the royal blues in the summer, but recently there are said to have been doubts about the 49-year-old on the Schalke supervisory board. Reis had surprisingly led Bochum into the Bundesliga in 2021 and also managed to stay up, but after six defeats in the first six games, Reis had to go to Schalke’s rivals in September.
On Monday morning, however, interim coach Matthias Kreutzer, who looked after the team in the 1-2 defeat at Hertha BSC, should lead. “I’m very much assuming Matthias Kreutzer,” said sporting director Rouven Schröder after the sixth competitive defeat in a row. The new head coach of the Royal Blues should be presented in the next few days.
“We have an important week ahead of us,” said Schröder: “It’s now the club’s turn to make the right decision. Then we all have to stand behind it.”
It’s “about Schalke,” warned Schröder, who saw an improved Schalke team in Berlin. “We saw that the boys believe in it and work to score.” Assistant coach Kreutzer “did a great job over the past few days. We performed very differently. It was a much better performance, we are absolutely competitive.”
At the moment, however, “if we make a mistake, the ball is usually in there,” Schröder complained. Goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow, on loan from Hertha to Schalke, slipped the ball through Lucas Tousart (49th) when it was 0-1. Florent Mollet (85′) equalized just before the end before Wilfried Kanga (88′) shot the Berliners to victory.