Schalke have today confirmed the appoint of Frank Kramer as head coach on a two-year contract until 2024.
“Frank is an absolute team player, someone who can lead people and likes to surround himself with experts in order to find the best possible solution for the team. At the same time, he’s always ready to lead the way and take on responsibility. That’s a combination we see as something that’s targeting success,” said sporting director Rouven Schröder.
“The decision to opt for Frank is the logical continuation of what we’ve been implementing here, being successful together for Schalke.”
Former head coach at Arminia Bielefeld, Kramer added: “I can hardly wait to get to work with the team and staff. With 160,000 members and many millions of fans, Schalke is one of the biggest clubs in Germany and the atmosphere at the VELTINS Arena on matchdays is just amazing. I’m really looking forward to standing on the sideline as head coach and playing my part in achieving our collective goals in the upcoming season.”
Kramer coached Germany U19s in 2016, the U20s the following year and then the U18s in 2018 before succeeding Uwe Neuhaus at Arminia Bielefeld in 2021.