Coach David Wagner will take command of Schalke 04 starting next season, having signed a contract until 2022, the club announced today.
"From experience, I know how strong Schalke is when the team, the club and the fans are in tune. To become part of this environment and help reverse the situation of the team were the main factors that led to the decision to return to the Bundesliga, "said David Wagner, in statements reproduced on the website of the German emblem.
David Wagner, 47, who signed a contract with the miners for the next three seasons after leaving the Huddersfield in January, will now coach the club he represented as a footballer in seasons 1995/96 and 1996 / 97.
The German coach, who also has American nationality, will replace the Dutchman Huub Stevens, who took over Schalke on an interim basis in March following the dismissal of Domenico Tedesco.
Schalke 04 are 15th place in the Bundesliga and have only secured their place in the German Bundesliga on Sunday with two days to go.