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Schröder targets new head-coach by next week: "We know what we're doing"

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Schalke 04 sporting director Rouven Schröder confirmed at the Friday presser that interim trainer Matthias Kreutzer would not be a long-term solution for the club. The S04 administrator set a timeline for introducing a new head-coach next week.
Rouven Schröder.
Rouven Schröder.Photo: Schalke 04/OneFootball
In addition to unveiling new signing Timothée Kolodziejczak and discussing the forthcoming weekend fixture against Hertha BSC at the Friday presser, Schalke 04 sporting director Rouven Schröder and caretaker trainer Matthias Kreutzer both confirmed that their association would be only temporary. Kreuzer specifically stated that he had "no ambitions to take over this head-coaching position."

"We know what we are doing," Schröder stressed when asked about the search for a new head-coach, "We are definitely in a situation where we wish to present the new head-coach next week."

Without naming any specific names, the 47-year-old did acknowledge that some candidates had turned the club down. Schröder, while also acknowledging that "things are not all rosy" at Schalke, made a point of emphasizing that he and the front office remained on the front foot.

"Rejections mean you've asked someone," Schröder noted, "Schalke must continue to be considered an attractive club."

Schröder also revealed that the contract with recently sacked trainer had been officially terminated, meaning that the ex-coach would not remain on the club's payroll. Die Knappen are still on the hook for previous head-coach Dimitrios Grammozis after his firing last spring.

There are currently two Bundesliga clubs without a permanent head-coach. Reports emerging from Germany's main sporting tabloid earlier today suggest that VfB Stuttgart may be prepared to keep caretaker trainer Michael Wimmer on board through the World Cup break if the interim trainer delivers another win against Dortmund this weekend. 

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