The YB trainer is still called Interim and until the end of the season Matteo Vanetta (43). The former assistant has fulfilled his task of leading the dethroned champions at least into the conference league qualification. Now it’s all about regaining second place from FCB. But even if that succeeds, it is extremely questionable whether Vanetta will remain on the list of candidates. YB has not experienced a significant increase in performance under him either. And his point average of 1.33 per game is even significantly lower than that of his predecessor, David Wagner.
So who to get? The name of ex-Thun coach Marc Schneider was high on the list of candidates until Tuesday. But then YB sports director Christoph Spycher was suddenly able to delete him. The Bernese Oberlander signed a contract with Bundesliga relegated Greuther Fürth until 2024.
Wicky is hot!
So what does the new pecking order look like? One of the names that is at the top is that of Raphael Wicky. The former FCB coach should fit perfectly into the YB mission statement, which is characterized by a philanthropic attitude, because of his down-to-earth and straightforward, communicative nature, also thanks to his Oberwalliser descent, as well as his ability to deal positively with people.
After leaving Chicago Fire’s head coach in September 2021, Wicky wanted to take a break, also to take care of his illness
father to take care of. He’s doing better now and the break should be over now. Wicky is hot!
Lustrinelli often in Wankdorf
Who else is in question? Giorgio Contini, who with his unshakable nature has so far survived every storm in the foreign-dictated tornado centers of Lausanne and GC? St. Gallen coach Peter Zeidler, of course, a logical candidate on the lists of Basel and YB, but who now has the flaw of having coached a cup final loser twice.
U21 national team coach Mauro Lustrinelli, who spends a lot of time in Wankdorf, but this is not necessarily to be equated with a display of his own claims. However, he also coached his big game suboptimal when his team failed to qualify for the European Championship against Holland with a majority.
Hard to imagine Celestini
Fabio Celestini, on the other hand, from Romand, who feels at home in all parts of the country, has probably made himself impossible in Bern with his departure in Lucerne, which was accompanied by a breach of loyalty. After all, loyalty is a core value on which YB thinking is based.
Do you have a Bruno Berner on the list who certainly has an exit clause from his association contract? Or the German Alexander Blessin, who has just been relegated to Serie B with Genoa (and with Silvan Hefti …), who was trained at RB Leipzig and was on the list at YB a year ago Unlikely after failing with Wagner, who comes from a similar corner comes.
Or even Mario Frick, who also does a very good job in Lucerne, with what
one would be in the track Gerry Seoane. Or who? So here we go. With Wicky in the front row. But that doesn’t have to mean anything, as Spycher surprised everyone with both Seoane and Wagner.