Schalke boss to stay until season`s end: reports

AFP| Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 00:10 AM IST

Berlin: German Bundesliga side Schalke 04 are set to keep Jens Keller as their coach until the end of the season, according to media reports.

According to several media outlets, including Sky Sports News, daily Bild and local Gelsenkirchen newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, Schalke`s bosses have already decided the under-fire 43-year-old will keep his job until at least May.

Keller, who took charge in December 2012, has helped steer the Royal Blues to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, where they face Spanish giants Real Madrid, and sixth in the Bundesliga, but has come under pressure following erratic results.

Ex-Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has been heavily linked as a possible replacement for Keller, something Clemens Toennies, the head of Schalke`s advisory board, denied after a meeting on Monday night.

"There`s nothing new, I don`t know where that information comes from," Toennies told Bild when asked about Schaaf.

"We will sit down after the Nuremberg game (on Saturday) and then make a decision together."