David Wagner has been sacked just after two games of the new Bundesliga season, the club confirmed on Sunday. Real Madrid reserve team manager and former Schalke favourite Raúl was being considered towards the end of last season but the club persisted with Wagner, if only for 180 minutes of the new campaign.
Former Huddersfield Town boss Wagner was appointed ahead of the 2019-20 season and Schalke lost just twice in the first half of that campaign.
But their form plummeted from there, with Schalke ultimately finishing 12th and just seven points above the relegation zone last term.
An 8-0 hammering at champions Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga opener was followed by another poor showing in a 3-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Schalke have failed to win their last 18 Bundesliga matches, which represents a club-record and the third worst streak for a coach in the competition’s history.