After David Wagner was sacked on Sunday, his successor Baum, 41, is tasked with ending Schalke's miserable 18-match winless streak in the Bundesliga dating back to January.
Bundesliga: Schalke sack coach David Wagner after woeful start; Ralf Rangnick among successors lined up
Schalke lay third last December in Germany's top-flight, but crashed dramatically in 2020 conceding 48 goals and earning just six points in a disastrous end to last season.
Massive coronavirus outbreak at abattoir adds to Schalke's troubles, pressure mounts on chairman Clemens Tönnies
As Schalke’s game at Wolfsburg was kicking off on Saturday as the team was bidding to end its club-record 14-game winless drought, Tönnies stood before TV cameras to try to explain how the outbreak could happen.
Bundesliga: David Wagner's tenure with Schalke on last leg after shock defeat to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen
Just 10 days ago, club bosses were moved to guarantee Wagner, whose contract runs out in 2022, would still be in charge next season but last week’s 1-0 home loss to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen has ratcheted up the pressure.
Bundesliga: Serge Gnabry scores twice as Bayern Munich thrash Cologne 4-1; Schalke play out goalless draw against Mainz
Serge Gnabry scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Cologne 4-1 on Sunday to reclaim the top spot in the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga: Schalke score five past hapless Paderborn; Freiburg leapfrog Bayern Munich into third spot with win
Schalke, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, tore through Paderborn in a frenzy of goals at the end of the second half to pick up their second win of the season and move up to sixth in the table.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund issue statement of intent with 5-1 thrashing of Augsburg; Paderborn stun Bayer Leverkusen
Having thrown away a nine-point lead and narrowly missed the title last season, Borussia Dortmund had promised another attack on Bayern's hegemony in 2019/20
Bundesliga: Schalke suspend chairman Clemens Toennies for three months over racist remarks against Africans
German Bundesliga club Schalke has suspended chairman Clemens Toennies for three months following widespread condemnation of racist comments he made last week
Premier League: Struggling Huddersfield appoint Borussia Dortmund's reserve-team coach Jan Siewert as new manager
Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have appointed Jan Siewert as their new head coach following the departure of David Wagner, the club announced on Monday.
Wagner, who signed a new three-year deal in May last year, led Huddersfield into the top tier from the Championship and kept them up last season.
Premier League: Huddersfield sign midfielder Jason Puncheon on loan from Crystal Palace until end of season
Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have signed Jason Puncheon on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season.
Premier League: Huddersfield's Scott Malone says team is full of belief after draw against Manchester City
Holding Premier League champions Manchester City to a draw has given Huddersfield Town belief that a similar approach to their remaining fixtures can ensure top-flight survival, defender Scott Malone said.
After lifting first Premier League trophy, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola sets sights on defending title next season
Pep Guardiola celebrated his first Premier League title by immediately turning his attention to defending the trophy next season.
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner said his future at the club does not hinge on their Premier League survival as he remains focused on Saturday’s crucial Premier League against Newcastle United.
Premier League: Huddersfield Town’s survival hinges on how club deals with defeats, says David Wagner
Huddersfield bid for Premier League survival will depend on how they respond to defeats in the remaining 11 games of the season, Wagner said.
Huddersfield climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after Steve Mounie's double fired his side to a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Premier League: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho pleased with Alexis Sanchez, berates fans for 'quiet' atmosphere
Apart from Sanchez's brilliance, the other talking point at Old Trafford was Mourinho's decision to drop Paul Pogba following United's damaging defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek.
Premier League: Liverpool look to avoid defensive lapses as Merseysiders resume race for top 4 spot at Huddersfield
Jurgen Klopp acknowledged Liverpool were guilty of making mistakes for each of West Brom's goals in the visitors' 3-2 win that ended their unbeaten home run.
Premier League: Jurgen Klopp helped me take 'best work decision of my life', says Huddersfield's David Wagner
The Premier League’s two German managers come face-to-face on Tuesday when David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the John Smith’s Stadium -- and the pair share much more than nationality.
Premier League: Chelsea must forget about Barcelona and focus on Huddersfield clash, says coach Antonio Conte
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has asked his players to put thoughts of facing Barcelona in the Champions League out of their minds and concentrate on getting a result at Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday.