Schalke 04 is only in 6th place in the Bundesliga, but qualification for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League allowed coach Jens Keller to continue the adventure on the bench of the team in Gelsenkirchen until the end of this season.
At one time was talked of Keller’s replacement with Schaaf Thomas, the former coach of Werder Bremen, whom otherwise Schalke’s bosses have also contacted, but German journalists from Bild write that the club has decided to continue with the same coach. Schalke’s bosses had a meeting with Jens Keller on Monday, after which the 43-year-old tactician has learned that will not be dismissed.
Last week, Jens Keller obtained two crucial victories, both with the score of 2-0: the success with Basel, who qualified Schalke in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, and the home victory against Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
With Jens Keller on the bench, Schalke is preparing for big matches against Real Madrid, which will take place on February 26 and March 18. Until then, in the 17th round of the Bundesliga Schalke will play away to Nurnberg, team that ranks 17th in the in the standings. In case of a victory on the field of penultimate class in Germany’s championship, Keller’s team could exceed Wolfsburg, the team ranked 5th with 2 points more.