Baum’s only previous Bundesliga experience was his stint at Augsburg between 2016-19
Schalke 04 Wednesday appointed Manuel Baum as their new head coach following the dismissal of David Wagner last week, the German Football Association said.
The Royal Blues are hoping Baum, who joins from the DFB where he was a youth coach, can turn things around, with Schalke having won none of their last 18 league games.
Baum’s only previous Bundesliga experience was his stint at Augsburg between 2016-19.
Wagner was sacked following their poor start to the season that began with an 8-0 demolition by champion Bayern Munich in their first game and continued with a 3-1 home defeat by Werder Bremen Saturday.
Schalke travel to RB Leipzig Saturday.