According to a twitter post by the Schalke 04 Esports Account, former Head Coach André Guilhoto won’t stay with the team for the 2019 season:
The post hints at a potential transfer towards an NA LCS team with ties to a basketball team. It could also however simply be a troll hint towards the fact that Guilhoto likes playing basketball in his free time.
Guilhoto was voted Coach of the Split in the EU LCS Summer Split 2018. Schalke was close to qualifying for Worlds 2018 multiple times, only to fall short in the Summer Split Finals facing Fnatic, and G2 in the Regional Qualifier.
Guilhoto also released a statement on twitter, thanking his former organisation:
It was a huge pleasure to be part of this great @S04Esports family the last year!! I owe you guys a lot and you will alwaye be a big part of my career and life! Special thanks to @TimReichert14, fans and all the staff and players that shared this ride with me! News soon!! https://t.co/HARi22GDVS
— André Guilhoto (@AndreGuilhoto94) November 21, 2018