Swiss National Team

Felix Hollenstein is the new man behind the bench of the Swiss national team - at least for the time being. However, he seems to meet the most important criterion which the SIHF is looking for: "Swissness".

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"Whoever joins the Swiss national team, should do it with pride", says Florian Kohler, CEO of the SIHF, to Sportinformation. He elaborates that this also applies to coaches and not only to their players. "[...] Sooner or later it has to be our goal to find a Swiss head coach", adds Raeto Raffainer, director of the national teams.

As for Hollenstein, Raffainer can see him staying with the national team long-term, but he is not yet sure in what position. Another candidate, who would meet their requirements, is Arno del Curto, whose contract with HC Davos expires at the end of the season. Raffainer has certainly not excluded him from his considerations. (mso)