Schalke next permanent manager odds
Schalke next manager after David Wagner
David Wagner - From the teacher's desk to the square
David Wagner's professional coaching career is still relatively young. Born 1971 in Frankfurt am Main, the 1.83m tall former striker was first trained at SV 07 Geinsheim. He then played for Eintracht Frankfurt for one year in the 1990/91 season, but was only substituted in one game and otherwise remained on the bench. After the unsuccessful first season, the Frankfurt player moved to the second league at 1. FSV Mainz 05, where he played for four years before returning to the first Bundesliga in the summer of 1995 and playing for FC Schalke 04. Wagner, who was mainly used as a substitute, won the UEFA Cup with the team in 1997, which is still his greatest success today.
His other stations included FC Gütersloh, SV Darmstadt and TSG Weinheim. Since Wagner has both German and US citizenship, he played one game for the U21 from Germany and eight games for the national team of the USA. He began his trainer career in 2007 with the U19 of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Later he trained the U17 here before giving up his position as head coach for two years for a legal clerkship at a grammar school.
This was followed by four successful years for Borussia Dortmund's second team, with which he was promoted to the 3rd league. Four more years followed at Huddersfield Town, with whom he made it to the Premier League, the highest league in England. But after he had to leave the coaching chair in 2019 because of too many defeats, he changed to FC Schalke 04 as head coach in the summer.