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Peter Neururer comments on Schalke links

By Henrik Petersen

Peter Neururer says he would be ready to succeed the recently sacked Christian Gross as Schalke 04 coach.

Peter Neururer.
Peter Neururer.Photo: xtranews.de, CC BY-SA 2.0

Peter Neururer says he would be ready to return to coaching if crisis-hit Schalke 04 need his help.

In an interview with Sport1, the 65-year-old reveals it has already been signaled to him that he could be in line to replace Christian Gross, who was relieved of his duties as Schalke 04 coach on Sunday after Saturday's 5-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart.

"But the signals have to come from the right people," said Neururer and added that "there's no question" he wants to help 'The Royal Blues'.

"But I won't influence any decisions," the former Schalke coach underlined.

In addition to Gross, Schalke have parted ways with assistant coach Rainer Widmayer, first team coordinator Sascha Riether, fitness coach Werner Leuthard and head of sport Jochen Schneider. Neururer claims he already knew beforehand that this would happen.

"Strangely enough, I already knew that some people would lose their jobs few days ago. The fact that I knew three days in advance that this would happen on Sunday morning is a sign of weakness from the club," said Neururer.

Neururer has coached various clubs in the past, including Schalke, Hertha BSC, Hannover 96, FC Köln and Bochum.

Schalke are rock bottom of the Bundesliga table, having taken just nine points from 23 games this season.

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