Domenico Tedesco: Schalke appoint 31-year-old as coach

Domenico Tedesco
New Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco (left) and Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann were awarded their Uefa Pro Coaching Course certificates together in March 2016

Bundesliga side Schalke have appointed 31-year-old Domenico Tedesco as coach to replace the sacked Markus Weinzierl.

Last season, Tedesco took charge of second-tier FC Erzgebirge Aue for the last 11 games - his first job as a boss - and guided them to survival.

Tedesco has signed a two-year deal at Schalke, who finished 10th in the German top-flight.

The division's youngest coach Julian Nagelsmann, 29, has extended his deal with Hoffenheim until 2021.

Nagelsmann took over in February 2016 without a proper senior licence, but led them to a club-best fourth-placed finish, qualifying for the Champions League play-offs.

His excellent showing has since seen him linked several bigger clubs, including champions Bayern Munich.