In the upcoming days, the two parties will negotiate about the modalities including the exact date of Raeto Raffainer's transition to SC Bern. It is, however, clear that Raffainer will not remain HCD's team manager for the remainder of the season and move to Bern as soon as possible.
In Bern, Raffainer will become the new Chief Sport Officer (CSO), a position that the SCB has newly introduced. He will take over the sports part from Rolf Bachmann, who is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and report directly to CEO Marc Lüthi.
"For me, this change means a new personal challenge and the opportunity for further development," Raffainer states. "I'm very thankful to HC Davos for the past two years and I'm glad that I can leave behind an organization that is fit (...) for the future."
As CSO, Raffainer will oversee team manager Florence Schelling, the scouting, SCB's Future- and Lab-area as well as other projects. CEO Marc Lüthi states that hiring Raffainer does not change anything about the team manager position: "Florence Schelling remains team manager," he states in the press release.