Apparently FC Schalke 04 had a different plan for the coaching position than Thomas Reis. As the mark reported, the Royal Blues are said to have asked ex-player Raúl. However, the 45-year-old has canceled Schalke and wants to remain a coach with Real Madrid’s second deputy until the end of the season.
After the season, the Spaniard will reevaluate his situation, writes the Spanish newspaper. Then his contract in Madrid expires. Whether the legendary striker will be a topic again in Gelsenkirchen depends on how successful Reis is.
The former Bochum resident said at his presentation on Thursday that he didn’t care whether he was “Plan A, B, C or D”: “I’m sitting here, I have an honorable task.” And that’s all that counts. “It’s just the way it is in sport, football is fast-paced,” explained Reis.
Raúl once made 98 appearances for Schalke 04, scoring 40 goals and providing 21 assists. In 2011 he won the DFB Cup and the Supercup with the Knappen.