Tiger Fight, October 1st, Schalke officially announced that Baum has become the new head coach of the team, and former player Nardo has joined the coaching staff as an assistant. However, Baum's coaching prospects are not optimistic by the fans. In a survey organized by "Kickers", only a quarter of fans are optimistic about Baum's coaching prospects at Schalke.
"Kickers" conducted a questionnaire survey of more than 40,000 fans with the question "Is Baum a suitable head coach for Schalke." In the voting results, 74.91% of the fans chose "No", only 25.09 % Of fans chose "Yes".