Christian Gross Appointed as Schalke 04 New Manager
Former Tottenham manager Christian Gross has been appointed as German side’s Schalke 04 head coach. The manager is the fourth coach the club is appointing following a miserable season so far.
66-year-old Christian Gross, who left Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli in February, arrived at Tottenham in November 1997 but lasted less than 10 months. Schalke currently occupies the bottom of the German Bundesliga after 13 games.
They have already been managed by David Wagner, Manuel Baum and Huub Stevens this season. According to Christian Gross, he said: “I want to feel the players’ enthusiasm at all times.”
He also said: “I will give everything so that we can accomplish our goals together.” The Swiss international has been appointed on a contract until the end of the season.
Schalke have taken only four points so far and are six points adrift of Armenia in 16th, the relegation play-off spot. Gross replaces interim boss Stevens, who was appointed after the sacking of Baum earlier this month.
Baum had himself replaced former Huddersfield coach Wagner, who was fired in September. Gross has enjoyed success in his native Switzerland, winning a total of six league titles during his time with Grasshopper Zurich and Basel.