Former Huddersfield manager David Wagner faces the looting at Schalke, only ONE GAME in the new season … as he has been ‘told he will be replaced if they lose again’ after 8-0 Bayern beating
- David Wagner must win his next match to avoid the looting at Schalke
- The former Huddersfield boss oversaw his side’s 8-0 defeat to Bayern Munich
- German reports suggest Schalke Werder must beat Bremen or he will be fired
- Schalke finished 12th last season after a dramatic decline in competition form
Schalke head coach David Wagner faces just one game of the 2020-21 campaign, with the charismatic German reportedly saying he will lose his job if the club loses again.
Former Huddersfield boss Wagner took over at the Bundesliga club last year after a four-year spell with the Terriers, but the 48-year-old set a new club record last season when Schalke played 16 league games without a win.
And their poor form continued into the new season, when Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich served up an 8-0 hammer from Wagner’s side in the Allianz Arena.
David Wagner has been told he must win his next game to avoid being fired from Schalke
Wagner’s squad was beaten 8-0 by Bayern Munich on Saturday in a humiliating season opener
The latest defeat puts pressure on Wagner and the German outlet Bild reports that Wagner has been warned ahead of the next league game against Werder Bremen.
If Schalke loses their match on Saturday, Wagner will be fired from his post at Veltins-Arena.
The same report suggests that Schalke’s sports director Jochen Schneider has been told to contact possible replacements for the 48-year-old, with former Mainz boss Sandro Schwarz a frontrunner to take over as boss.
Schalke chiefs have reportedly told Wagner he must win his next match against Werder Bremen
Former Mainz boss Sandro Schwarz is already in line as a possible replacement
Wagner’s side performed well below expectations last season, with a slump in form in the second half of the season that left Schalke 12th, just nine points above the drop zone.
‘We didn’t perform well as a group and Bayern was in top form. We need to shake this off now, ”Wagner said after the humiliating defeat.
‘We have to respond to Werder, we expect that of ourselves. I have faith in the qualities of my team, which unfortunately we could not show today. ‘