Sportbuzzer currently reports that Schalke have now indeed opted to install Thomas Reis as their new trainer and that the appointment will be confirmed tomorrow.
The recently fired VfL Bochum trainer had been linked with the Schalke job both over the summer and as it became clear that the club was preparing to sack Frank Kramer some 11 days ago. Reis was then explicitly ruled out of the position whilst Schröder promised a new coach would be installed in the middle of this week.
According to Sportbuzzer, die Knappen are set to pat Bochum a €500,000 transfer fee for Reis' services. The website cites its own sources to claim that the 49-year-old will lead Thursday's training session.