Confirming what Klaus Zaugg wrote in the Oltener Tagblatt in December, SC Langenthal has announced that Stefan Tschannen is set to retire at the end of this season. His contract would still be valid for another one Instead, the 37-year-old will make the move behind the bench and become a coach in the youth department.
Tschannen spent most of his career with Langenthal. After starting out with SC Bern in the early 2000s, the forward joined the Oberaargauer for the first time in 2005, but moved on to the National League the year after. In 2011, he returned to Langenthal and has not left ever since. In total, Tschannen has made 298 games in the National and 691 in the Swiss League so far, with a few more to come.
In other news, the managing director of SC Langenthal's youth department, Tom Huber, will leave the organization at the end of the season. Alex Chatelain, CEO of the SCL AG, will take over his responsibilities.