Like all other clubs, FC Schalke 04 is in the World Cup break, but there will still be a lot going on. The Royal Blues will have to be active on the transfer market to get more reinforcements.
But things will not only change in the FC Schalke 04 squad. There could also be changes in the Knappen coaching staff. Two assistant coaches are said to be leaving the club.
FC Schalke 04: assistant coach before the end
With Markus Gellhaus, head coach Thomas Reis has already brought along a close confidant from Bochum. When he took office, it was already clear that he wanted to reduce the number of assistant coaches at FC Schalke 04 and the decisions seem to have been made.
According to a report in the “Bild” newspaper, Reis has informed sports director Peter Knäbel that he no longer wants two assistant coaches on the coaching team. On the one hand, it’s about Matthias Kreutzer, who has been on the coaching staff since 2019, and Beniamino Molinari, who came to support the dismissed Frank Kramer.
It would be particularly bitter for Kreutzer. Many S04 fans appreciate him very much and also liked his work as an interim coach. He has also made himself popular with the royal blue supporters through his sympathetic nature.
FC Schalke 04: What happens in the squad?
So both assistant coaches are about to be eliminated. And what about Mike Buskens? The promotion hero and Eurofighter of FC Schalke 04 doesn’t need to worry about that. The 54-year-old will continue to work quietly in the background for the Royal Blues.
Sports director Knäbel will have all the more work with the squad in winter. Newcomers should come here so that the squad is more suitable for the Bundesliga and properly accepts the fight for staying up in the league. But the squad should also be reduced. Departures are to be expected. There are also some loans in the room.