Schalke SACK struggling head coach David Wagner just two games into the new season after dismal tenure endured winless run of 18 league matches and a brush with relegation
- David Wagner has been sacked by Schalke after a poor start to the campaign
- The 48-year-old was unable to bring an end to the club’s 18-game winless streak
- Schalke were thrashed by Bayern Munich and suffered defeat to Werder Bremen
- Wagner arrived last year and had enjoyed a strong start before his reign soured
Schalke have confirmed that struggling head coach David Wagner has been sacked following their horror start to the new season.
‘FC Schalke 04 have relieved David Wagner of his duties with immediate effect,’ Schalke said in a tweet on Sunday.
Schalke have confirmed David Wagner has been sacked just two games into the new season
Their dismal form has now seen Schalke endure a winless streak that stretches across their last 18 consecutive league games.
The 48-year-old joined Schalke in 2019 and was able to live up to the fans’ expectations in the first half of last season.
The club were firmly in Champions League contention, having been seven points off the top and with only three defeats in 17 games.
But they added only 10 more points from their next 17 matches to end up 12th, only eight adrift above the relegation play-off spot.
Schalke said that they would appoint Wagner’s successor in the coming days.
The Bundesliga club had been thrashed 8-0 by Bayern Munich and then lost to Werder Bremen