Gelsenkirchen, Germany: Schalke fired coach Jens Keller on Tuesday and replaced him with former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo. Di Matteo signed a three-year contract.
Keller was dismissed after Schalke picked up only eight points in seven Bundesliga games. They are 11th in the 18-team league.
The team lost 2-1 to Hoffenheim on Saturday, and has already been knocked out of the German Cup by third-division Dynamo Dresden.