FC Schalke 04 relieve head coach David Wagner of his duties

FC Schalke 04 have parted ways with head coach David Wagner with immediate effect. Assistant coaches Christoph Bühler and Frank Fröhling were also placed on gardening leave on Sunday (27/9).

Chef-Trainer David Wagner (FC Schalke 04), FC Bayern Muenchen vs. FC Schalke 04, 1.Bundesliga, 18.09.2020, DFB regulatio

David Wagner: We didn’t perform well as a group

The Royal Blues were comfortably beaten at Bayern on Friday night (18/9). Schalke04.de has summarised the post-match quotes.


Take the first positive step against Schweinfurt

78 days after the end of 2019/20, FC Schalke 04 will begin the new season at home to 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal (13/9). Kick off in the VELTINS-Arena is at 15:30 CEST.


David Wagner: The team dealt with the situation really well

The training camp in Längenfeld was like no other for FC Schalke 04. Due to one of the members of the training camp setup testing for positive for Covid-19, the training plan had to be completely changed after three days and a friendly was cancelled too. S04 had originally planned to play three friendlies during their time in Austria.


David Wagner: We scored some good goals but defended too naively

After the convincing 5-1 victory against VfL Osnabrück in the first friendly of pre-season, FC Schalke 04 again produced a good attacking display in the second friendly on Saturday. In spite of this, four goals were not sufficient to see off SC Verl in the end: “We were all over the place defensively,” summed up David Wagner.

Trainer David Wagner (FC Schalke 04) 09.08.2020, Fussball GER, 1. Bundesliga Saison 2020 2021, Testspiel, FC Schalke 04

David Wagner: We’re particularly looking forward to seeing the fans

The Royal Blues have a special friendly match on Saturday (15th August, 18:30 CEST) in more ways than one. The game against SC Verl will be Schalke’s first game staged in the ‘new’ Parkstadion, which was designated the U23 and U19 sides’ official home ground at the end of July. Even better: the match against the newly promoted third-division side is the first time in more than five months that Schalke fans can support their team live at the ground.


David Wagner: Playing the kind of football that has long defined us

During a press conference on Wednesday (1/7), head coach David Wagner took stock of the 2019/20 season. The 48-year-old stated that there are clear reasons to be found for the team’s successful Hinrunde as well as for the recently ended second half of the season. Wagner is taking an optimistic approach to the future.


David Wagner: We deserved to lose

David Wagner and his Freiburg counterpart Christian Streich both gave their thoughts after the final game of the season. Daniel Caligiuri also commented on Schalke’s 4-0 loss away from home.

FC Schalke 04, VFL Wolfsburg, Bundesliga, Saison 2019/2020, 20.0

Alessandro Schöpf: We made too many mistakes and gifted goals

The Royal Blues were beaten convincingly by VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (20/6). The S04 players were particularly frustrated with the goals they let in from set pieces.


David Wagner: Every game helps to develop our young team

Despite an improved second-half performance, the Royal Blues slipped to a 2-1 defeat away at Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday (17/6). Head coach David Wagner and captain Bastian Oczipka gave their thoughts after the game, as well SGE coach Adi Hütter.

Training des FC Schalke 04 im Trainingslager in Mittersill/Österreich

David Wagner: Play like we did against Leverkusen

Three days after the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 will be in Bundesliga action again as they face Eintracht Frankfurt (17/6). The away match will kick off at 18:30 CEST, with S04 looking to build on their strong performance from Sunday.


David Wagner: We’re sticking together despite the tough situation

Although Schalke couldn’t hold on to the three points, David Wagner was pleased with his injury-depleted side’s strong display against Bayer Leverkusen. Peter Bosz and goalscorer Daniel Caligiuri also gave their thoughts on the draw.