ISTANBUL

Swiss manager Christian Gross has been appointed as the Schalke 04 head coach until the end of the season, the German football side announced on Sunday.

“We have to be goal-oriented and work towards results. I want to feel the players’ enthusiasm at all times. We need to have a good atmosphere in and around the team to be successful again,” Gross said in a statement.

“I will give everything so that we can accomplish our goals together,” he added.

Gross served for England’s Tottenham Hotspur and several Swiss sides — FC Wil, Grasshopper Club Zurich, FC Basel, and Young Boys.

The 66-year-old claimed the Swiss Super League title four times in charge of Basel.

His first game as a team coach will be against Hertha Berlin on Jan. 2.

Schalke 04 are currently at the bottom of the Bundesliga table with four points in 13 games.

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