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American Haji Wright’s first Bundesliga goal wasn’t sufficient to save Schalke from a 21 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.

Herrlich was under stress following the defeat of the side at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Instead it is the home side’s coach, after his team was whistled off with their own fans at full time, Domenico Tedesco, who has to fret over his long. Schalke dropped one point above the relegation zone, to 16th with one particular match to play before the halfway point of this season.

Leverkusen was allegedly in touch with Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz and Salzburg coach Marco Rose as successors to get Herrlich after a lacklustre season thus far.

Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller has been non committal when asked about his trainer’s future.

However, Herrlich, who obtained over before this past season, had been presented with some respite from Lucas Alario and Aleksandar Dragovic after aims.

The Wright scored before the break, create with compatriot Weston McKennie, but Leverkusen held out due to his or her sixth win.

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