Schalke sack coach Stevens after bad run: Club

Reuters, Sunday 16 Dec 2012

Huub Stevens sacked by German outfit Schalke following a 3-1 defeat by Freiburg Saturday

Huub Stevens (Photo: Reuters)

Champions League competitors Schalke 04 have sacked coach Huub Stevens after a poor domestic run, culminating in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Freiburg which saw them drop to seventh in the Bundesliga, the club said on Sunday.

Stevens was in his second stint at Schalke after taking over in September 2011 but with four defeats and no victories in their last six league games, he paid the price by losing his job at the start of the winter break.

Stevens will be succeeded by youth team coach Jens Keller, who will lead the training on Monday.

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