Christian Gross has been appointed as the fourth manager of Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 this season to end their winless run.
as a coach in a bid to bring an end to the club’s long winless streak and avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
’s fourth coach of the season after
, who took over for just two games on an interim basis after Baum was fired.
Schalke are nearing Tasmania Berlin's all-time record of 31 matches without a win, deemed unbreakable since it was set in 1966, and sit bottom of the table with only four points from 13 games this campaign.
"We have to be goal-oriented and work towards results. I want to feel the players' enthusiasm at all times,"
said former Tottenham, Basel and Stuttgart coach Gross
"We need to have a good atmosphere in and around the team to be successful again. I will give everything so that we can accomplish our goals together."
Schalke's head of sport and communication Jochen Schneider added:
"For Schalke 04, the next five months will be all about managing to stay in the Bundesliga. Christian Gross has shown in both Germany and England that he can successfully take on challenges like this.
"Christian Gross will give the team clear instructions and will set us on the right path with his unwavering expectations. We are sure of that."