schalke coach won't resign despite embarrassing defeat

18:00    13 Mar 2019

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco (L) and Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola (R)
Schalke FC head coach Domenico Tedesco will not throw in the towel and remains resolute despite the club's embarrassing 7-0 defeat away to Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

The Royal Blues bowed out of the UEFA Champions League in emphatic fashion having headed to the Etihad Stadium with a real chance of causing an upset, following a narrow 3-2 defeat in Gelsenkirchen.

But the wheels came off in Manchester as Schalke slumped to the joint-worst defeat in the knockout stages of the competition and their worst defeat in European competitions. A 10-2 aggregate scoreline makes for rather grim reading, but Tedesco is determined to continue giving his all in an attempt to ignite a turnaround in fortunes for the club.

"I haven't given a second thought to changing anything on my side," said the 33-year-old in the aftermath.

"I am proud, even now, to be coach of Schalke 04.

"Even in these difficult times, I like being here and giving my all."

He continued: "I'm extremely disappointed. We fell apart. It was the worst we've had here since I was coach.

"Of course it hurts. It's difficult when you lose 7-0 to stand here. The next couple of weeks are going to be difficult."

The German club currently sit in 14th place on the Bundesliga standings, a mere four points above the relegation zone.

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