Sead Kolasinac scored the first goal of his return spell with Schalke on Saturday, but a terrible performance saw the team lose and their manager sacked.

STUTTGART, GERMANY: Shkodran Mustafi (L) and Sead Kolasinac of Schalke walk out of the tunnel to warm up for the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
STUTTGART, GERMANY: Shkodran Mustafi (L) and Sead Kolasinac of Schalke walk out of the tunnel to warm up for the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Sead Kolasinac hasn’t found games hard to come by since his January loan move to FC Schalke, and this weekend marked his ninth appearance back with his old club.

The left-back was wearing the captain’s armband again, but wouldn’t have enjoyed the vast majority of the first half. Within 34 minutes, Schalke with 3-0 down, and the game already looked to be over.

Kolasinac and Mustafi lead rebellion against FC Schalke manager

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Kolasinac stepped up to reduce the deficit, firing in from the left-hand side of the box to make it 3-1. Watch the goal here from 2:44.

Schalke pushed to try and get back into the game in the second half, but they were crushed by two further goals after the 87th minute for 5-1.

The result of yet another defeat was that Schalke decided to sack their head coach Christian Gross, their sporting director Jochen Schneider, team coordinator Sascha Riether, and fitness coach Werner Leuthard.

There were unconfirmed reports earlier in the week that Kolasinac was one of the players who wanted the manager gone, so perhaps he won’t be so upset about that part. But they have a huge job to overturn the nine-point gap to safety in the final 11 games.