Saibene signs on for more at St Gallen

Jeff Saibene will coach FC St Gallen until the end of the 2014/15 campaign having signed a one-year contract extension with the club who finished third in the Swiss top flight last term.

St Gallen coach Jeff Saibene will lead his side into Europe this season
St Gallen coach Jeff Saibene will lead his side into Europe this season ©Getty Images

FC St Gallen coach Jeff Saibene has extended his contract with the UEFA Europa League play-off entrants by one year.

The 44-year-old former Luxembourg player is now tied to the club until the summer of 2015. Saibene, who succeeded Uli Forte in March 2011, guided the two-time Swiss champions to a third-place finish last season, their first back in the top flight having been relegated shortly after he took charge.

"Jeff identifies with FC St Gallen 100% and lives for football," said sporting director Heinz Peischl. "We have a great relationship and our recent successes have the prints of Jeff Saibene and his staff all over them."

In preparation for their first continental campaign since the 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup, St Gallen have signed Roberto Rodriguez from AC Bellinzona and given fellow midfielder Sven Lehmann a new deal running until 2015.

However, Ezequiel Scarione, the 21-goal top scorer in the Swiss Super League last term, has joined Turkish outfit Kasımpaşa SK and forward Igor Tadić has left the AFG Arena after the cancellation of his contract.