With his assumption of office, Thomas Reis has also brought a new dynamic to the coaching staff. As a result, two assistant coaches could soon have to leave the professional team.
After there was a clear requirement in the summer that the new Schalke coach was not allowed to bring his own assistants and had to come to terms with the existing team, it was softened with regard to Thomas Reis' commitment. The new head coach was allowed to sign together with his confidante Markus Gellhaus.
On the one hand, this decision was urgently needed and, on the other hand, it created a new dynamic in the entire coaching team.
When he took office, it was already expected that the staff would not see the end of the season in this constellation. At least one assistant coach, it is believed, will have to pack his bags or at least slip into another role within the club.
According to the picture, Reis has now made a recommendation to Peter Knäbel: Now, according to the report, there is a lot to be said for Matthias Kreutzer and Beniamino Molinari.
Kreutzer, whom Reis initially praised as someone with "a good eye", was installed by Huub Stevens as a video analyst at S04 in March 2019. Since then he has acted as an assistant coach. Both in the previous year and as interim coach before the new head coach took over, he was already on the sidelines as boss.
The fans see him as a knowledgeable and likeable Schalke player. However, he seems to have to leave the professional area in the near future.
Molinari, on the other hand, has never been noticed publicly. He only joined the club in the summer. Internally he is seen as a kind of "integration minister", who is said to have failed. That he falls victim to the clean-up work is by no means surprising.
According to the picture, the fact that it hits the two of all people is also due to Mike Büskens. Although he would theoretically have been a candidate to leave the team and retire to the Knappenschmiede, for example, he "basically has a job guarantee". Apparently he is still considered too powerful.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a report: According to Reis' recommendation - two Schalke assistants before the end? released.