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Schalke FC dismisses Thomas Reis, and Matthias Kreutzer takes charge

Schalke FC dismisses Thomas Reis, and Matthias Kreutzer takes charge

As of: September 27, 2023 at 8:44 AM

Schalke 04 has responded to a poor start to the season and parted ways with coach Thomas Reis with immediate effect.

Matthias Kreutzer will assume his duties on the sidelines until further notice. This is the result of the negative development that has occurred over the past few weeks, the Royal Blues announced on Wednesday.

She added that the decision came as a result of “an in-depth analysis over the past few days.” The relegated Bundesliga team is in the relegation zone after seven match days.

16. Reiss, who took over as coach of the team to succeed Frank Kramer at the end of October 2022, achieved only two victories against four defeats and one draw. On Saturday, the Royal Blues lost 3-1 to FC St. Pauli, after which Defense Minister Timo Baumgartl indirectly criticized Reiss’ tactics. Assistant coach Marcus Gelhaus was also released.

“After the morale-boosting win over Magdeburg, we expected to see further progress in St. Pauli. Instead, we had to accept a big step backwards,” explains Peter Knappel, member of the board of directors and responsible for the region. Sports. “We have used the last few days to conduct extensive consultations and have come to the conclusion that we must take this step now for the benefit of the club. Our aim is to break the overall negative trend since the start of the season.”

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