Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Büskens will try to rescue Schalke

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 15 Apr 2008

12 Views

It has been a turbulent week for FC Schalke 04. First the Royal Blues bowed out of the UEFA Champions League to FC Barcelona despite a brave quarter-final second-leg performance at Camp Nou. Then, at the weekend, they lost 5-1 to Werder Bremen to surrender second place, which carries an automatic UEFA Champions League group stage berth.

That result marked the end of the road for Mirko Slomka, with the Schalke board’s criticisms of the coach having long since spilled into the media. On Sunday morning, he was dismissed.
Ahead of tonight’s Bundesliga visit of FC Energie Cottbus, former player Mike Büskens, who had been coaching the club’s fourth division reserve team, was appointed as caretaker coach. The 40-year-old, part of the 1997 UEFA Cup-winning side, said: “Given our situation, only results count. It is very important for the club to qualify for the Champions League.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top