The official website for European football

Challandes accepts Zürich challenge

Published: Wednesday 13 June 2007, 11.03CET
Switzerland Under-21 coach Bernard Challandes is to take charge of champions FC Zürich following Lucien Favre's departure for Hertha BSC Berlin.

UEFA.com features

EURO cult heroes: 2012 – Jordi Alba
  • EURO cult heroes: 2012 – Jordi Alba
  • Camille Abily introduces champions Lyon
  • EURO history makers: 2012 - Andrés Iniesta
  • Dickenmann and Bussaglia: Wolfsburg's Lyon link
  • Prêcheur testifies to Lyon success
  • Kellermann aims for Wolfsburg hat-trick
  • Snap shot: Shevchenko rolls back the years
  • Meet Wolfsburg with captain Nilla Fischer
  • Wolfsburg and Lyon players on 2013 final
  • EURO 2012 team of the tournament
1 of 10
Published: Wednesday 13 June 2007, 11.03CET

Challandes accepts Zürich challenge

Switzerland Under-21 coach Bernard Challandes is to take charge of champions FC Zürich following Lucien Favre's departure for Hertha BSC Berlin.

Switzerland Under-21 coach Bernard Challandes is to take charge of champions FC Zürich following Lucien Favre's departure for Hertha BSC Berlin.

Three-year contract
The 55-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with Zürich, who will start their UEFA Champions League campaign in the second qualifying round. The former BSC Young Boys and Servette FC coach will take over officially on 18 June with the club expressing their gratitude to the Swiss Football Association for allowing Challandes to leave his U21 job despite still being under contract. Challandes will look to continue the club's focus on youth development. Zürich have also appointed former Switzerland international André Ladner as chief scout.

Last updated: 13/06/07 11.10CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=550481.html#challandes+accepts+zurich+challenge