Berlin (dpa) – Former world champion Olaf Thon is hoping for a longer commitment from his assistant coach Mike Büskens after Huub Stevens’ brief appointment as coach of Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04.

“Even if for a short time, but I hope that Mike Büskens will also work longer as a coach or in any capacity,” the 54-year-old said on Sky TV.

Büskens knows this team better than anyone and therefore hopes that the right decisions will be made, says Thon. Like Thon, the former midfielder played for the Gelsenkirchen team for years. The 52-year-old is an assistant coach of the German U16 team and is the fifth time interim coach or interim assistant coach for Schalke.

The divorce from coach Manuel Baum on Friday was inevitable, according to Thon. This series of 28 non-won games was brutal and you had to perform, according to the world champion from 1990. “I am also very sorry for Manuel Baum that he did not make it in the ten games he coached. or win two games, ”said Thon.

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