Schalke sack coach Keller after inconsistent run: reports

Schalke 04 have fired coach Jens Keller after a roller-coaster start to the season that has seen the Bundesliga side record just two wins in 10 competitive games, German media reported on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 12:52 PM IST
Schalke sack coach Keller after inconsistent run: reports

Berlin: Schalke 04 have fired coach Jens Keller after a roller-coaster start to the season that has seen the Bundesliga side record just two wins in 10 competitive games, German media reported on Tuesday.

Despite crashing out of the German Cup to a third-tier club in the first round, Schalke have enjoyed a relatively good start in the Champions League, drawing 1-1 at Chelsea before matching that result against Maribor in their second group game.

In the Bundesliga, however, Schalke were languishing in 11th place on seven points after recording just two wins, forcing bosses to act, Bundesliga rights holder Sky Television said.

Keller, who narrowly escaped the axe several times before, had been in charge at Schalke since December 2012.