New distribution of roles among coaching team and backroom staff

by | 2 December, 2022 | Bundesliga News



On Thursday (1st December), Schalke get their intensive preparation for the final 19 Bundesliga games of the 2022/23 underway – all built around the aim of staying up. In order to prepare his side as best as possible for this challenge, Thomas Reis has reshuffled the responsibilities among his coaching staff. This should allow the coaches’ specific expertise to be channeled even better.

“In recent weeks I’ve looked at the impressions that I was able to gather up until the winter break, analysed and started to consider how we as the coaching staff can get the best out of this squad. Peter Knäbel was an important point of contact during this process. As a result, I have come to the conclusion that we need to reshuffle our roles in order to improve in all areas, as that is what is necessary if we want to stay in the Bundesliga,” the head coach said.

The first and foremost liaison for Reis in all sporting and tactical matters remains Markus Gellhaus, who came with Reis as an assistant head coach to FC Schalke 04. The 52-year-old is among other things responsible for planning training sessions and remains in contact with the analysis team during matches. Goalkeeping coach Simon Henzler’s mandate remains unchanged.