The current poor vein of form from Schalke has raised doubts about the future of David Wagner on the bench at the Gelsenkirchen club. Schalke have lost four out four games since the Bundesliga resumed and have only managed four points from a possible 33 in the past 11 games.
As speculation grows on the future of Wagner, German sports outlet Sport Bild maintain that a return for Raúl is not out of the question with the current Castilla boss widely admired at the Bundesliga side.
Along with Raúl, other names that have been linked with a place on the bench are Ralf Rangnick, Ralph Hasenhüttl (currently with Southampton) and PSV boss Roger Schmidt. Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider has offered his support for Wagner’s continuity with Die Knappe despite ongoing speculation about the position. 42-year-old Raúl started coaching with Real Madrid youth teams before taking over with Segunda B side Real Madrid Castilla this season. The ‘B’ team enjoyed a mixed season winning ten games, losing eight and tying ten.