The four candidates are a Scandinavian, a Canadian, a Swiss, and Yorick Treille. The Frenchman reportedly is in the pole position in the race to become the new head coach of HC Ajoie.
As for the roster, Vauclair would like to have 27 players in order to ensure healthy competition for the spots in the lineup. Vauclair thus has to sign nine more players. Moreover, in addition to the known departures of Daniel Eigenmann, Lou Bogdanoff, and Arnaud Schnegg, also forwards Sebastian Wännström and Mathias Joggi were not offered contract extensions, the same source reports.
Regarding the goalie department, the team manager is prioritizing a second Swiss goaltender to team up with Tim Wolf. A foreign goaltender would be the last resort.