Following the retirements of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jupp Heynckes, there are few clubs in Europe who can lay claim to having a Champions League-winning coach in charge.
Yet Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke are one of them.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are the only other clubs in the competition to be led by a coach already successful in Europe's elite club competition, meaning the Royal Blues are in illustrious company.
They host Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night, with Di Matteo looking to keep...
Roberto Di Matteo celebrated a winning start to life as Schalke coach with his side beating Hertha Berlin 2-0 to move into the top half of the Bundesliga.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler scored the goals for the Royal Blues as they responded to a defeat to Hoffenheim - which cost Jens Keller his job a fortnight ago - by picking up all three points at the Arena AufSchalke.
It was a successful start for the Italian coach, who now prepares for his return to the Champions League against Sporting...
Roberto Di Matteo has said he is looking forward to his first match as Schalke coach as his side take on Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Former Chelsea manager Di Matteo succeeded Jens Keller earlier this month and is desperate to help push Schalke up the Bundesliga table.
After seven league games, the Royal Blues have picked up just eight points and sit 11th -- one place above Hertha, who also have eight points.
"The boys aren't happy with our amount of points so far. We want to move up the table as...