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Schalke replaces coach Keller with di Matteo

Schalke fires coach Jens Keller, says former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo will take over

FILE - The Sept. 23, 2014 file photo shows Schalke's head coach Jens Keller leaving the pitch for halftime during the German Bundesliga soccer match b...

Germany Bundesliga Soccer Schalke

FILE - The Sept. 23, 2014 file photo shows Schalke's head coach Jens Keller leaving the pitch for halftime during the German Bundesliga soccer match b...

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Schalke has fired coach Jens Keller and announced former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo top replace him.

The Bundesliga club announced Keller's dismissal on Twitter on Tuesday after a disappointing start to the season that has seen Schalke pick up only eight points in seven league games.

The team lost 2-1 to Hoffenheim on Saturday and has also been knocked out of the German Cup by third-division Dynamo Dresden.

Keller was appointed Schalke's coach in December 2012 but faced constant speculation over his position.


Updated : 2021-06-19 00:17 GMT+08:00