On Thursday, October 27, Schalke appointed Thomas Rice as head coach. He replaced Frank Kramer, who was fired last week.
According to Spanish media, Schalke considered the candidacy of the legendary ex-striker Raul Gonzalez, who now coaches the youth team of Real Madrid. However, the Spaniard rejected the offer of Schalke: his dream is to lead the Real Madrid first team in the future.
As a player, Raul played for Schalke in 2010-2012.