Schalke sack coach Tedesco after Manchester City mauling

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Schalke 04 fired coach Domenico Tedesco two days after they lost 7-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 second leg, the German club said on Thursday.

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The mauling in Manchester, completing a 10-2 aggregate loss, was the fifth consecutive defeat for a side lying fifth-bottom of the Bundesliga.

“Head coach Domenico Tedesco and assistant coach Peter Perchtold have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect,” Schalke said in a statement.

Interim coach Huub Stevens will take charge of the team for Saturday’s league game against RB Leipzig.

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“He (Tedesco) developed the side very well last season that ended with us finishing runners-up,” sporting director Jochen Schneider said.

“However, we can’t fail to recognise that the development this season has been negative.” (Reuters/NAN)

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