Schalke 04 put the entire technical staff out on the street on Sunday morning. The gate closer of the Bundesliga has shown trainer Christian Gross, technical director Jochen Schneider, team manager Sascha Riether and fitness and physical trainer Werner Leuthardt. That makes the chaos at the club complete.
The dismissal follows one day after the 5-1 defeat at VfB Stuttgart, which reduces the chances of avoiding degradation from the Bundesliga. Schalke is at the bottom with 9 points from 23 duels.
A large part of the selection would have insisted on Grosss resignation, because his tactical plans would not be correct and he would confuse the names of players at the training sessions. On Saturday Schalke denied this news, where Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is not taking action due to an injury. But after the umpteenth defeat, the club felt compelled to say goodbye.
Gross was already the fourth trainer at Schalke this season. After two playing days the club had already said goodbye to David Wagner, after which successor Manuel Baum flew out in December. After a short interim period with Huub Stevens on the bank, Gross took over. The results remained poor.