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Trainer-Pensioner Gross should save Schalke from relegation
In the biggest crisis in three decades, FC Schalke 04 put all hope in the next savior, but did not present it for Christmas. © - / EPA / dpa Schalke rescuers before relegation ?: Coach pensioner Christian Gross. Also on the second holiday there was initially no official confirmation from the club for the commitment of Christian Gross as future head coach.
Another new number 1 at Schalke: Christian Gross declares Ralf Fährmann to be the regular goalkeeper. His reasoning is an unconscious slap in the face for the squad planners.
They would have liked to celebrate their anniversaries with a win: Suat Serdar played against Hertha BSC for the 100th time in the Bundesliga and Ozan Kabak for the 50th time, while captain Omar Mascarell played his 50th Bundesliga game for Schalke 04.
But even under Christian Gross, the Royal Blues remain unsuccessful. The last S04 coach to win his first Bundesliga game was Domenico Tedesco in August 2017 against Leipzig (2-0). Huub Stevens lost in his two following engagements (0: 1 against Leipzig, 0: 1 against Bielefeld), Manuel Baum was also defeated (0: 4 in Leipzig), David Wagner made a draw (0: 0 against Gladbach).
Hope Gross can hope for Uth
During his first training as S04 coach in the open air, Christian Gross was also able to welcome Mark Uth to the Schalke practice area on Monday. A comeback of the attacker seems possible on Saturday in Berlin. © picture alliance Christian Gross swears the team in his first training as Schalke coach. With a peaked cap, Christian Gross advanced shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday, and the FC Schalke team followed their new coach a few minutes later onto the practice area. Also there: Mark Uth.
"Ralf has more experience at Schalke"
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Fährmann has already had his important anniversary - he was in the Bundesliga for the 200th time in December the post. And more games will be added. Because Gross has decided: Fährmann replaces Rönnow, who was appointed regular goalkeeper by Baum, as Schalke's number 1. "Ralf has more experience at Schalke and as a leading player," says Gross about the 32-year-old. "From my point of view, it communicates more, which is extremely important in our situation."
His reasoning is (unconsciously) a resounding slap in the face for the squad planners: Schalke could have saved Rönnow's obligation after the start of the season and should have better focus on other areas.
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S04 really wanted a new goalkeeper - that's now taking revenge
With the then Technical Director Michael Reschke as the driving force, Schalke had rather energetically tried to sign a new goalkeeper instead of, for example, closing the huge construction site on the right side of the defense in a meaningful way - which is avenged long ago. First Alexander Schwolow should be signed, which failed, then S04 Frankfurt's Rönnow fished in to give Markus Schubert in exchange, everything on loan.
Rönnow did his job well whenever he played - which was not permanently possible due to injury. But now he has to back up again. It doesn't need to depress him. The past has shown that something can change at Schalker Tor from week to week. If anything is permanent in this position, it is impermanence.
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He came, saw and won. Sead Kolasinac could hardly have imagined his comeback for FC Schalke more beautifully. As a cherry on top, the newcomer was even allowed to wear the royal blue captain's armband - a strong sign from Christian Gross, who indicated that Kolasinac would remain captain in the future. © Provided by 90min Sead Kolasinac immediately wore the bandage on his arm | Lars Baron / Getty Images There has been a lot of pressure on Kolasinac in the past few days.