After Frank Kramer’s exit, the previous assistant coach Matthias Kreutzer will lead Schalke’s upcoming game against Hertha BSC. But what happens after that?

At the press conference on Friday afternoon, sports director Rouven Schröder made it clear that the solution with Matthias Kreutzer is only temporary. “There will be no internal coaching solution,” said the 47-year-old (via WAZ), who also announced a timely decision: “We know what we’re doing. We’re definitely in the situation that we’ll have the new coach next week want to present.”

Kreutzer emphasized that this was in line with his ideas. The 39-year-old, who has been with S04 since 2019, confirmed that he “currently has no ambitions” to “take on a head coaching position”. The agreement in this regard was “very clear and clear”.

And when a new head coach joins the Royal Blues, he doesn’t worry about his future either. “That’s the business. I don’t see it as being left out when a new coaching team comes along,” emphasized Kreutzer, who admitted that “the tension is greater” now. “It would be bad if it weren’t so,” said the 39-year-old. “It’s a different role whether you’re an assistant coach or a head coach. You fill that role with your own conviction and your own speech.”

At Schalke, in the course of a trainer’s dismissal, voices are raised again and again that Mike Büskens would like to see as the main trainer – just like in the final sprint of the previous season, when he had led the S04 to promotion. “Buyo made a clear statement about that. He clearly emphasized that he didn’t want to do it,” Schröder said, but rejected such mind games.

Kreutzer didn’t find the fact that he – and not Büskens – acting as interim boss “funny”. “We know each other well. The current distribution of roles does not change the relationship,” said the 39-year-old.

Recently there was speculation that Bruno Labbadia had rejected FC Schalke. There were also rumors about Graz coach Christian Ilner. However, Schröder did not let his cards be looked at and only said: “You can cancel if you are asked.”

This article was originally published on as Kreutzer without “head coach ambitions” – the status of Schalke’s coach search.