Football: Schalke sack coach di Matteo after just two wins in last 10 games, say reports

Schalke's Italian head coach Roberto di Matteo reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Schalke 04 and VfB Stuttgart at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on May 2, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Schalke's Italian head coach Roberto di Matteo reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Schalke 04 and VfB Stuttgart at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on May 2, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Schalke 04 have parted company with coach Roberto di Matteo, according to a report by magazine Sport Bild on Sunday, after just two wins in their last ten games.

Di Matteo has been in charge since October after his predecessor Jens Keller was sacked, but Saturday's 2-0 defeat at home by strugglers Hamburg looks to have been the last straw for Schalke's board.

The 44-year-old, who coached Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League title, had steered the Royal Blues up from 11th when he took charge to third in the table in February.

But a poor run of results saw them surrender a direct spot in the Champions League and their latest defeat left them sixth in the table and in the Europa League next season.