Ex-Coach Tedesco: “I’ll always be a Schalke fan”

Ex-coach Domenico Tedesco looks back on his one and a half years in Gelsenkirchen with great emotion more than half a year after his dismissal from the football league FC Schalke 04.

“I will always remain a Schalke fan, I have also become a Schalke member”, so the 34-year-old compared to the “Sport Bild”. Despite the athletic descent in season 2018/2019, which ultimately cost him his job as head coach on Schalke, Tedesco stressed his continued connection to the club.

“I had a very intensive time on Schalke, I am emotionally very attached to the club –even today,” stressed 34-year-old, In addition to the sporting highlights like all before the derby race against Borussia Dortmund, the football teacher still remembers very well negative moments.

Tedesco also remembers the bitter day of his dismissal, as he confirmed: “The disappointment was huge and it was very emotional for me. I use the two hours to say goodbye to the people who were still there. You know, if you go to the training center every day, not only the players, but also the staff members and the cleaning lady, it becomes a bit of a routine. But when all is gone with one stroke, it is brutal.”

With Moscow as a tenth in the winter break

Tedesco also pointed out why the separation from his new friend FC Schalke was so hard to digest:”Also to see how my family, who had found a connection in the Ruhr area, From now on it will be ripped right out, it was not easy.”

After his dismissal on Schalke, where the German-Italian actually had a working paper up to 2022, Tedesco has now been able to become enthusiastic about his new role in the Russian Premier League.

With Spartak he pursues as ambitious goals as before with the royal flowers: “We have one of the most recent teams of the League. When we arrived, the team had just lost five league games in a row, the situation was and is not easy. Now, as table tenth, we go to the winter break, where we will work a lot. But I am looking forward to it, I really want to do the job here.”

For the Russian record champion Tedesco works with Andre Schrrrle among others.