Schalke 04 have today announced the appointment of 66-year-old Christian Groß as their new head coach until the end of the season.
“For Schalke 04, the next five months will be all about managing to stay in the Bundesliga. Christian Gross has shown in both Germany and England that he can successfully take on challenges like this,” said Jochen Schneider, Head of Sport and Communication.
“Christian Groß will give the team clear instructions and will set us on the right path with his unwavering expectations. We are sure of that.”
A former head coach of VfB Stuttgart, Groß took over in December 2009 when they were placed 15th before leading them to a sixth-place finish. The 66-year-old also enjoyed success at Tottenham Hotspur as well as several clubs in Switzerland and has won the league title with al-Ahli.
“We have to be goal-oriented and work towards results. I want to feel the players’ enthusiasm at all times. We need to have a good atmosphere in and around the team to be successful again. I will give everything so that we can accomplish our goals together,” said Groß.