Steve Nicol can’t figure out if Manchester City were only that superior or Schalke simply that awful in City’s 7-0 win in the next leg.
Schalke have sacked Domenico Tedesco as trainer and brought straight back Huub Stevens to manage their game.
Even the 33-year-old Tedesco led the side to 2nd place in his debut season last season but today the team are just four points away from the relegation zone with nine rounds remaining.
It really is Schalke’s worst season since they were relegated from the Bundesliga in 1982-83.
Stevens, who led Schalke into the UEFA Cup title in 1997 and German Cup wins in 2001 and 2002, is again back in an interim basis for his third stint. Voted”trainer of the century” from Schalke fans, the 65-year-old is going to likely be assisted by former player Mike Bueskens. Bueskens played Schalke under Stevens in the Dutch coach’s first stint accountable for
Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider said of the movement:”The decision was easy because Domenico Tedesco is very highly appreciated by Schalke. Last season he was competent to oversee an extremely positive athletic development, which reached its highpoint by completing runner up in the tournament “
Schneider added:”However, we have ton’t misjudge this season the main point is negative”
Schalke’s poor season has recently led to managing director Christian Heidel stepping down. Heidel, who took over in May 2016 took the blame for transport dealings that failed to create the required impact. In addition, he appointed Tedesco.
Schalke next play Leipzig in the home on Saturday.