FC Schalke 04 is looking for a new coach. Everything points to Christian Gross. Allegedly the commitment is already fixed.
Update, Wednesday (December 23rd), 9:09 p.m .: Meanwhile, too Sky reporter Dirk Große Schlarmann the imminent commitment of Christian Gross approved. The supervisory board of the FC Schalke 04 I approved the decision today.
An official announcement is still pending. The reason for this is that the final details of the contract are still being negotiated.
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross is said to be the new coach of S04
Update, Wednesday (December 23rd), 8:37 p.m .: Now everything can go very quickly. According to information from Bild newspaper, the supervisory board of the FC Schalke 04 an obligation of Christian Gross (66) have agreed.
The Swiss was actually already in retirement and should be S04 save now from the descent. Yesterday (December 22nd) Jochen Schneider (50) obtained the approval of the Supervisory Board in a conference call.
Christian Gross should save FC Schalke 04: Contract until the end of the year
As the picture further reported, hopes Schalke-Sport Board of Christian Grossthat he succeeds in bringing more discipline into the team with his authority.
He will sign a contract until the end of the season, which will also include a bonus in the event of non-relegation. However, there is no option to extend it. The should already on Monday new S04 trainers direct his first training.
First report, Wednesday (December 23), 4:59 p.m .: Who will be the new coach of FC Schalke 04? Jochen Schneider (50) has already revealed that the coach will be presented at S04 before Christmas. But nothing comes of it. Instead, there could be a holiday surprise among the “miners”. All signs condense towards a future Christian Gross on the sidelines.
|Born||August 14, 1954 (age 66), Zurich, Switzerland|
|Position as a player||midfield|
|Stations as a trainer||FC Wil (1988-1993), Grasshoppers (1993-1997), Tottenham (1997-1998), FC Basel (1999-2009), VfB Stuttgart (2009-2010), BSC Young Boys (2011-2012), Al Ahli ( 2014-June 2016 and October 2016 – July 2017), Zamalek (2018-2019), Al-Ahli (2019-February 2020)|
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross and Jochen Schneider know each other from times at VfB Stuttgart
Christian Gross is surprisingly now the top favorite at Schalke. But basically the name of the Swiss is not surprising. Because who is with the S04 sports board Jochen Schneider If you take a closer look, you will quickly find that his paths often cross with old companions.
Jochen Schneider and Christian Gross know each other from VfB Stuttgartwhen the coach trained the Swabians from December 6th, 2009 to October 13th, 2010. By the way, when the Swiss came, a second traded name was fired at Schalke: Alexander Zorniger (53) was assistant coach at VfB at the time.
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross is actually retired as a coach
For the S04 would Christian Gross from the Coach retirement to return. In February 2020, he was sacked at Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia, despite winning twelve of a possible 18 games, the team being third in the championship. A change at the presidium and management level resulted in the dismissal.
Actually, the Swiss had declared his coaching career over, but left a back door for a continuation if an exciting project emerged. That could be the S04, because with the Relegation battle the 66-year-old knows his way around.
Got hired in November 1997 Christian Gross at the penultimate table at that time Tottenham Hotspur in England. The team around the former German national player Jürgen Klinsmann (56), whom he brought back from Genoa in December 1997, took some time to get used to the new trainer. But in the end the Swiss managed to save the club from London with 14 points from the last nine games of the season.
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross put on a strong series with VfB Stuttgart
After three match days of the 1998/99 season had to Christian Gross at Tottenham, however, although he won his first victory with a 1-0 over Everton after two defeats in the beginning.
The Swiss has even better memories of the relegation battle with the VfB Stuttgart. On December 6th, 2009 he took over the coaching position from Markus Babbel (48) and made a remarkable series with the Swabians. He led the club from 15th place in the table to sixth, what the Qualification for the Europa League resulted in. The Swiss showed a strong one Points average of 2.26 points per game with the Swabians.
In his first seven competitive games with VfB stayed Christian Gross even unbeaten and got six wins. Previously, Stuttgart could celebrate only one victory in 15 games in a row, a 2-0 at Glasgow Rangers in the Champions League.
But also with VfB Stuttgart followed the sudden end in the following season. After six defeats from seven games, Christian Gross was dismissed on October 13, 2010.
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross won the championship in Switzerland six times
The 66-year-old is a firefighter who has had long-term success Christian Gross but only in Switzerland. He was six times master with FC Basel and the Grasshopper Club Zurich, as well as overall five times cup winners with both clubs.
Also at Al-Ahli in Saudi-Arabien, where he hired a total of three times, the coach won two trophies with the club in addition to the championship.
FC Schalke 04: Christian Gross is familiar with the relegation battle
For the FC Schalke 04 the 66-year-old could now be just the right man. The dismissal of Manuel Baum (41) only caused pressure and panic at S04, Christian Gross could breathe new life into the royal blues.
If the Swiss were to start a similar series with the S04 as they did with VfB Stuttgart, he could FC Schalke 04 still prevent the threatened relegation. The Royal Blues may already have the contract for the new coach under the Christmas tree, on Wednesday (December 23) they blessed loudly Sky-Reporter Dirk Große Schlarmann the Supervisory board the new coach.
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