List of FC Schalke 04 managers

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Huub Stevens managed the club in two spells: firstly, from 1996 to 2002, where he won the UEFA Cup in 1997, and secondly, from 2011 to 2012. He was voted 'Coach of the Century' by Schalke fans in 1999.[1]

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V. is a German football club based in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1925, there have been fifty-six official managers, with the current incumbent, Manuel Baum, appointed on 30 September 2020.

Statistically, the club's most successful manager is Ralf Rangnick, during his first spell at the club, with a win percentage of 55.38. However, the club's most successful period came in the 1930s and the early 1940s, under the tenureship of Hans Schmidt and Otto Faist. It is likely Schmidt is actually the club's most successful manager, given the dominance that Schalke had at the time, but this cannot be proven due to the lack of statistics.

Managerial history[edit]

Although the club was founded in 1904, its first official manager was Heinz Ludewig, who was appointed in 1925. Schalke attained success through their style of play that used short, sharp, man-to-man passing to move the ball, later becoming famously known as the Schalker Kreisel. With the re-organisation of German football in 1933, under Nazi Germany, Schalke were placed in the Gauliga Westfalen. This period was their most successful decade in their history: from 1933 to 1942, the club would appear in 14 of 18 national finals (10 in the German championship and 8 in the Tschammerpokal) and win their league in every one of its eleven seasons.

After World War II, Schalke found it difficult to return to their earlier form, playing just twice in 1945. Club legends Ernst Kuzorra and Fritz Szepan managed the team during this period. They did gain some silverware towards the end of the 1950s, with the club winning the German championship in 1958, during Edi Frühwirth's tenureship. This however, has been the last championship won by the club, as Schalke have not won the Bundesliga since its inception in 1963.

Under Ivica Horvat, the club was close to winning the Bundesliga, finishing runners-up to Bayern Munich by three points in 1972, having led the league for most of the season. They did however, win the DFB-Pokal in the same season. The club was affected by the Bundesliga scandal of 1971, with several of its players banned for life. Though these sentences were later rescinded and commuted to bans ranging from six months to two years, the scandal had a profound effect on what might have possibly become one of the dominant German teams of the 1970s. In the 1980s, the club ran into trouble and were twice relegated to the 2.Bundesliga during the decade, firstly in 1983 under Jürgen Sundermann, and secondly in 1988 under Horst Franz.

Schalke returned to the Bundesliga in 1992, where they have remained ever since. Their most notable success in the 1990s was winning the UEFA Cup in 1997 under the guidance of Dutchman Huub Stevens. In the 2000s, and with Stevens still in charge, the club endured a similar season to 1972, with Schalke leading the league for most of the season, only to lose it again to Bayern, this time on goal difference. Like the 1971–72 season, the club won the DFB-Pokal cup. Afterwards, Schalke would be runners-up on three occasions, under Ralf Rangnick, Mirko Slomka and Felix Magath respectively, and were a regular competitor in the UEFA Champions League, reaching the semi-finals in 2011, during Rangnick's second spell with the club.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Pre-Bundesliga era[edit]

Name Nationality From To Honours
Heinz Ludewig  Germany 3 April 1925 18 June 1927 Western German football championship runners-up (1927)
Guggi Wieser  Austria 19 June 1927 30 June 1929 1 Western German football championship (1929)
Kurt Otto  Germany 1 July 1929 30 June 1930 1 Western German football championship (1930)
August Sobottka  Germany 1 July 1930 30 June 1931
Hans Sauerwein  Germany 1 July 1931 30 June 1932 1 Western German football championship (1932)
Kurt Otto  Germany 1 July 1932 30 June 1933 1 Western German football championship (1933)
Hans Schmidt  Germany 1 July 1933 12 June 1938 3 German championships (1934, 1935, 1937)
German championship runners-up (1933, 1938)
5 Gauliga Westfalen championships (1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938)
1 Tschammerpokal (1937); runners-up (1935, 1936)
Otto Faist  Germany 13 July 1938 31 December 1942 3 German championships (1939, 1940, 1942)
German championship runners-up (1941)
4 Gauliga Westfalen championships (1939, 1940, 1941, 1942)
Tschammerpokal runners-up (1941, 1942)
Ernst Kuzorra  Germany 1 July 1946 30 September 1947
Willi Schäfer  Germany 1 October 1947 30 June 1948
Theo Langl  Germany 1 July 1948 31 October 1948
Ferdl Swatosch  Austria 1 November 1948 30 June 1949
Fritz Szepan  Germany 1 July 1949 30 June 1954 1 Oberliga West championship (1951); runners-up (1952)
Edi Frühwirth  Austria 1 July 1954 30 June 1959 1 German championship (1958)
1 Oberliga West championship (1958); runners-up (1956)
DFB-Pokal runners-up (1955)
Nandor Lengyel  Hungary 1 July 1959 30 June 1960
Georg Gawliczek  Germany 1 July 1960 30 June 1963 Oberliga West runners-up (1962)

Bundesliga era[edit]

Key
  • Nat. = Nationality
  • M = Matches managed
  • W = Matches won
  • D = Matches drawn
  • L = Matches lost
  • Win% = Win ratio

Information correct as of 22 November 2020. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To Days M W D L Win% Honours
Georg Gawliczek Germany 1 July 1963 4 May 1964 308 32 14 4 14 043.75
Fritz Langner Germany 4 May 1964 5 June 1967 1127 109 35 22 52 032.11
Karl-Heinz Marotzke Germany 1 July 1967 13 November 1967 135 13 1 3 9 007.69
Günther Brocker Germany 14 November 1967 17 November 1968 369 38 15 7 16 039.47
Rudi Gutendorf Germany 23 November 1968 8 September 1970 654 74 32 22 20 043.24 DFB-Pokal runners-up (1968–69)
Slobodan Čendić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Serbia 8 September 1970 30 June 1971 295 35 16 6 13 045.71
Ivica Horvat Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Croatia 1 July 1971 30 June 1975 1460 168 86 29 53 051.19 Bundesliga runners-up (1971–72)
1 DFB-Pokal (1971–72)
Max Merkel Germany/Austria 1 July 1975 9 March 1976 252 25 9 8 8 036.00
Friedel Rausch Germany 10 March 1976 19 December 1977 649 84 42 20 22 050.00 Bundesliga runners-up (1976–77)
Uli Maslo Germany 20 December 1977 30 June 1978 192 16 6 2 8 037.50
Ivica Horvat Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Croatia 1 July 1978 17 March 1979 259 24 8 6 10 033.33
Gyula Lóránt Hungary 19 March 1979 3 December 1979 259 30 11 9 10 036.67
Dietmar Schwager Germany 4 December 1979 20 April 1980 138 17 8 3 6 047.06
Fahrudin Jusufi Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Serbia 21 April 1980 25 May 1981 399 38 9 7 22 023.68
Heinz Redepenning
Rudi Assauer (a.i)
Germany 26 May 1981 30 June 1981 35 3 0 1 2 000.00
Sigfried Held Germany 1 July 1981 20 January 1983 568 58 24 18 16 041.38 2. Bundesliga champions (1981–82)
Rudi Assauer (a.i) Germany 20 January 1983 24 January 1983 4 1 0 1 0 000.00
Jürgen Sundermann Germany 24 January 1983 30 June 1983 157 20 6 2 12 030.00
Diethelm Ferner Germany 1 July 1983 30 June 1986 1095 117 53 27 37 045.30 2. Bundesliga runners-up (1983–84)
Rolf Schafstall Germany 1 July 1986 7 December 1987 524 54 17 11 26 031.48
Horst Franz Germany 27 December 1987 17 September 1988 265 27 5 7 15 018.52
Diethelm Ferner Germany 20 September 1988 2 April 1989 194 18 5 6 7 027.78
Helmut Kremers (a.i) Germany 2 April 1989 10 April 1989 8 1 1 0 0 100.00
Peter Neururer Germany 10 April 1989 13 November 1990 582 66 33 16 17 050.00
Klaus Fischer (a.i) Germany 13 November 1990 31 December 1990 48 5 1 3 1 020.00
Aleksandar Ristić Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 January 1991 30 April 1992 485 52 21 17 14 040.38 2. Bundesliga champions (1990–91)
Klaus Fischer (a.i) Germany 1 May 1992 30 June 1992 60 4 2 0 2 050.00
Udo Lattek Germany 1 July 1992 16 January 1993 199 19 6 6 7 031.58
Helmut Schulte Germany 18 January 1993 11 October 1993 266 30 8 9 13 026.67
Jörg Berger Germany 11 October 1993 5 October 1996 1090 108 42 34 32 038.89
Hubert Neu (a.i) Germany 5 October 1996 8 October 1996 3 1 0 0 1 000.00
Huub Stevens Netherlands 8 October 1996 30 June 2002[2] 2091 241 104 65 72 043.15 Bundesliga runners-up (2000–01)
2 DFB-Pokals (2000–01, 2001–02)
1 UEFA Cup (1997)
DFB-Ligapokal runners-up (2001, 2002)
Frank Neubarth Germany 1 July 2002 26 March 2003 268 37 15 15 7 040.54
Marc Wilmots (a.i) Belgium 26 March 2003 30 June 2003 96 8 1 3 4 012.50
Jupp Heynckes Germany 1 July 2003 15 September 2004 442 57 28 14 15 049.12
Eddy Achterberg (a.i) Netherlands 15 September 2004 28 September 2004 13 4 2 1 1 050.00
Ralf Rangnick Germany 28 September 2004[3] 12 December 2005[4] 440 65 36 15 14 055.38 Bundesliga runners-up (2004–05)
DFB-Pokal runners-up (2004–05)
1 DFL-Ligapokal (2005)
Oliver Reck (a.i) Germany 13 December 2005 3 January 2006 21 1 0 0 1 000.00
Mirko Slomka Germany 4 January 2006[5] 13 April 2008[6] 830 108 55 27 26 050.93 Bundesliga runners-up (2006–07)
Mike Büskens
Youri Mulder (a.i)
Germany
Netherlands
13 April 2008 30 June 2008 78 6 5 1 0 083.33
Fred Rutten Netherlands 1 July 2008 26 March 2009[7] 268 37 16 9 12 043.24
Mike Büskens
Youri Mulder
Oliver Reck (a.i)
Germany
Netherlands
Germany
27 March 2009 30 June 2009 95 9 4 1 4 044.44
Felix Magath Germany 1 July 2009[8] 16 March 2011[9] 623 79 42 16 21 053.16 Bundesliga runners-up (2009–10)
1 DFL-Supercup (2010)
Seppo Eichkorn (a.i) Germany 16 March 2011 20 March 2011 4 1 0 0 1 000.00
Ralf Rangnick Germany 21 March 2011[10] 22 September 2011[11] 186 23 10 3 10 043.48 1 DFB-Pokal (2010–11)
Seppo Eichkorn (a.i) Germany 22 September 2011 27 September 2011 5 1 1 0 0 100.00
Huub Stevens Netherlands 27 September 2011[12] 16 December 2012 446 63 34 14 15 053.97
Jens Keller Germany 16 December 2012[13] 7 October 2014[14] 660 77 36 16 25 046.75
Roberto Di Matteo Italy 7 October 2014[15] 26 May 2015[16] 231 33 14 7 12 042.42
André Breitenreiter Germany 12 June 2015[17] 14 May 2016 337 44 20 10 14 045.45
Markus Weinzierl Germany 2 June 2016[18] 9 June 2017 372 50 21 13 16 042.00
Domenico Tedesco Germany/Italy 9 June 2017[19] 14 March 2019[20] 643 75 33 17 25 044.00 Bundesliga runners-up (2017–18)
Huub Stevens (a.i) Netherlands 14 March 2019 30 June 2019 108 10 2 4 4 020.00
David Wagner United States/Germany 1 July 2019 27 September 2020[21] 454 40 12 12 16 030.00
Manuel Baum Germany 30 September 2020[22] present 63 7 1 3 3 014.29

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Ralf Rangnick übernimmt S04". kicker (in German). 28 September 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Ralf Rangnick muss gehen". kicker (in German). 12 December 2005. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Slomka neuer Cheftrainer". kicker (in German). 4 January 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Slomka nicht mehr S04-Coach" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Rutten relieved of duties with immediate effect". schalke04.de. 26 March 2009. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Vertrag bis 2013: Magath übernimmt Schalke 04". kicker (in German). 6 May 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
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  12. ^ "Stevens returns for second spell as Schalke coach". UEFA. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Keller für Stevens: Heldt verteidigt die Entscheidung". kicker (in German). 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  14. ^ ""Fehlende Konstanz": S04 ersetzt Keller durch di Matteo" ["Lacking consistency": S04 replaces Keller with di Matteo] (in German). kicker. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Schalke entlässt Trainer Keller und holt Di Matteo" (in German). Die Welt. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Roberto Di Matteo resigns as Schalke manager". BBC Sport. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  17. ^ Dunbar, Ross (12 June 2015). "Schalke appoint Andre Breitenreiter as head coach". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Markus Weinzierl named new Schalke 04 manager". FC Schalke 04. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Domenico Tedesco appointed Schalke 04 head coach". FC Schalke 04. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Schalke 04 relieve Domenico Tedesco of his duties". FC Schalke 04. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  21. ^ "FC Schalke 04 relieve head coach David Wagner of his duties". FC Schalke 04. 27 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Manuel Baum appointed as new head coach of FC Schalke 04". FC Schalke 04. 30 September 2020.

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