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Official: Schalke sack Tedesco

By Bulinews Team

Schalke 04 have parted company with head coach Domenico Tedesco.

Domenico Tedesco.
Domenico Tedesco.Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
Domenico Tedesco has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of Schalke 04, the club have announced.

The decision has been made following a string of disappointing results which culminated with a 0-7 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"This decision was anything but easy, as we really appreciate Domenico Tedesco at Schalke. He developed the side very well last season that ended with us finishing runners-up," said Schalke head of sport Jochen Schneider, as quoted by the club.

"However, we can't fail to recognise that the development this season has been negative. When I took the job, I demanded a turnaround due to the current situation in the Bundesliga. After careful consideration, we came to the conclusion that this wouldn't be possible with the current staff," he added.

Huub Stevens will be in charge as interim coach while Mike Büskens will be his assistant coach when Schalke take on RB Leipzig on Saturday.

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