Former Germany international of Ghanaian parentage, Gerald Asamoah, has been named the new team manager at struggling Bundesliga side, Schalke 04.
Asamoah's appointment comes in the wake of the sacking of Domenico Tedesco. Schalke were left embarrassed in Tedesco's final game against Manchester City in the Champions League where Schalke were walloped 7-0.
Until his appointment, Asamoah was the coach of Schalke's under-23 side. He will with Huub Stevens and Mike Hubskens at the senior side.
Schalke currently sit 15th in the Bundesliga table, only 3 points from safety, after losing 0-1 at home to high-flyers RB Leipzig.
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It is clear Asamoah has been brought in to make sure the Royal Blues play top-flight football next season.
The former Germany player's connection to the team goes back for about 20 years having played for the club in 11 of those years.
Asamoah scored just 44 goals for Schalke 04 in 279 outings but became a cult hero for his passion and tenacity on the pitch.
He played for the German national team 43 odd times including in two World Cups. He was one the first Ghanaians to play for another country despite being eligible for Ghana.
But Asamoah has stated on many occasions that his affinity with Ghana goes beyond football. Both of his parents hail from Mampong in the Ashanti region.
Asamoah also owns a hotel in Accra called Asa Royal.
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