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Dimitrios Grammozis: We need to work on creating chances

Both head coaches spoke to the media after the goalless draw with 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday evening (5/3). Suat Serdar and Frederik Rönnow also gave their thoughts on the stalemate.

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Schalke play out a goalless draw with Mainz

The Royal Blues drew 0-0 with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Dimitrios Grammozis’ first game in charge. Shkodran Mustafi had S04’s best chance in the first half, while the Zerofivers had the better opportunities across the 90 minutes.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Being compact and setting up as a team

Just 72 hours after signing on the dotted line as FC Schalke 04’s new head coach, Dimitrios Grammozis approaches his first Bundesliga fixture. The 42-year-old Greek will be in the VELTINS-Arena dugout for our match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday (05/03, 20:30 CET).

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Dimitrios Grammozis wants to channel his ambition into the team

Dimitrios Grammozis has a hectic few days behind him. Not long after signing his contract as FC Schalke 04’s new head coach, the 42-year-old began formal introductions with the management team and some of the players, all the while focussing on the task at hand: An important home game against 1. FSV Mainz 05 this Friday night (20:30 CET kick-off).

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Juventus sign Weston McKennie on a permanent basis

Schalke officially bid farewell to a Knappenschmiede graduate: Juventus have signed Weston McKennie on a permanent basis. The midfielder joined the club in Northern Italy on a loan deal last summer.

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Dimitrios Grammozis takes over as S04 head coach

FC Schalke 04 have appointed a new head coach: Dimitrios Grammozis has signed a contract with the Knappen until 30th June 2022. The man who made 143 Bundesliga appearances as a pro will meet his new team for the first time on Wednesday (3rd March). Sven Piepenbrock will also join the coaching team as an assistant alongside Mike Büskens.

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Peter Knäbel: Many staff members are pitching in and promising their support

Peter Knäbel took over overall sporting responsibility until further notice for the Royal Blues on Sunday 28th February. In an interview with Schalke TV, the academy and development director speaks about the current situation at the club, next steps, and the first decisions that will be made concerning personnel.

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FC Schalke 04 relieve sporting management of their duties with immediate effect

The 5-1 defeat in Stuttgart has resulted in several leadership changes at the club. On Sunday, 28 February, FC Schalke 04 relieved head coach Christian Gross and his assistant Rainer Widmayer of their duties. Sascha Riether, the first team coordinator and fitness coach, Werner Leuthard, have also been dismissed from their respective positions. The Supervisory Board also decided in their conference call that Jochen Schneider, Head of Sport and Communication, would leave the club with immediate effect.

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Michael Langer: We have to defend better as a team

Following the final whistle at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday afternoon (27/2), Christian Gross and VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo gave their thoughts on the game along with S04 goalkeeper Michael Langer.

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S04 lose 5-1 in Stuttgart

FC Schalke 04 suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday afternoon away at VfB Stuttgart. A brace from Waturu Endo (10’, 26’) and goals from Sasa Kalajdzic (34’), Philipp Klement (88’), and Daniel Didavi (90+2’) sealed a 5-1 victory for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side. Sead Kolasinc had pulled one back for S04 shortly before half time (40’), while Nabil Bentaleb missed a penalty in the second half.

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Christian Gross looks for more unity ahead of Stuttgart reunion

Christian Gross returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday (27.02, 15:30 CET) when FC Schalke 04 take on VfB Stuttgart. The Royal Blues head coach, who managed VfB between December 2009 and October 2010, believes it’s important his team are more compact and communicate more on the field than in recent weeks.

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Nassim Boujellab suffers ligament injury

FC Schalke 04 will be without Nassim Boujellab for the near being after the 21-year-old suffered a bad fall during a duel in team training on Wednesday (24/02).

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Schalker International: Ayman Baioumy

In our latest edition of our series ‘Schalker International’, where we’ll meet Schalke fans all over the globe and find out about how they came to love FC Schalke 04, we spoke to Ayman Baioumy from Morocco.

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Ralf Fährmann out with rib injury

Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann suffered a broken rib in the first half of the Revierderby on Saturday (20/02). As a result, the 32-year-old will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.

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Christian Gross: We made too many defensive mistakes

Both head coaches spoke to the media after Saturday’s Revierderby (20/2), as well as Omar Mascarell and Michael Langer.

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Schalke lose the Revierderby

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 4-0 at home by BVB on Saturday (20/2). Erling Haaland scored a brace, while Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro also netted for the visitors.

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Christian Gross: Be more dangerous without losing our balance

For the 158th time in all competitions, FC Schalke 04 will take Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (20/2, 18:30 CET). This will be the first Revierderby for head coach Christian Gross, although the 66-year-old has experienced a number of derbies during his lengthy managerial career. “I’ve mostly won them,” said Gross with a smile on his face, and he would gladly add a Revierderby victory to his CV this weekend.

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Ralf Fährmann: I’ve sent a few derby videos to the team’s group chat

Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann has played in 11 Revierderbies in his Schalke career. The 32-year-old has experienced several memorable matches, including his Bundesliga debut on matchday four in 2008/09. “When I look back at pictures from that game now, I start to wonder where all that time has gone,” said Fährmann.

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Jochen Schneider to leave FC Schalke 04 in the summer

FC Schalke 04 and Jochen Schneider will go their separate ways in the summer. On Tuesday (16/02), the supervisory board reached an agreement with Schneider to relieve the Head of Sport and Communication of his duties on 30th June 2021. Schneider’s contract was due to run until 30th June 2022.

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Malick Thiaw: Clean sheet is a mental boost

Strong in duels and in the air, Malick Thiaw drew praise from his coach in Saturday’s (13/02) draw against Union Berlin. “Malick did an excellent job. He was calm and collected. He has great potential,” said Christian Gross.