Schalke have announced that head coach Domenico Tedesco has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
The club made the announcement on Thursday and have said former manager Huub Stevens will take charge of the team for the weekend’s Bundesliga clash with RB Leipzig.
Head of Sport, Jochen Schneider said via the club’s official website: “This decision was anything but easy, as we really appreciate Domenico Tedesco at Schalke.
The decision comes following Schalke’s 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tedesco leaves Schalke with them 14th in the table and fearing for their Bundesliga status after such a promising campaign in 2017-18.
The Royal Blues finished second to Bayern Munich last season and amassed an impressive 63 points. However, this year things have taken a turn for the worse and Tedesco has failed to maintain the previous standards he set at the Veltins Arena.