According to the German football magazine Kicker, Schalke 04 are keen on hiring Eintracht Frankfurt’s current manager Armin Veh and have allegedly already finalised a contract which would see the successful manager depart this summer.
Veh, whose contract will expire at the end of the season, has consistently stated his apprehension to engage in any discussions about his contract as long as his team remains below the 40 point milestone. Eintracht are currently in fourth position with a total of 38 points.
The speculation about Veh’s future is arguably an unwelcome distraction at a time when Frankfurt are facing their first ‘crisis’ of the season, having failed to score in their last four games and their ambitions of playing in Europe next season gradually dwindling.
Although the rumours linking Veh with Schalke have been vehemently denied by Heribert Bruchhagen, the club’s executive chairman, it is clear that Veh will only remain in Frankfurt should the club convince its key players such as Sebastian Rode and Sebastian Jung to remain at the club and strengthen the squad for next season. With the likes of Inter Milan, Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur eyeing Eintracht’s jewels, this alone will be a difficult enough task.