Swiss club Sion hires Schuermann as coach

Swiss club FC Sion has hired its third different coach in a

typically volatile season, appointing Pierre-Andre Schuermann to

replace Michel Decastel.

Sion says club president Christian Constantin acted after

sensing tension between Decastel and his team, which is third in

the 10-team Swiss league.

Sion says it will evaluate the coaching situation at the end of

the year, during the midseason break.

Schuermann is Sion’s 28th coach in the past 10 years. He led the

Switzerland under-21 team before taking charge at Neuchatel Xamax

in the 2009-10 season.

Decastel was hired only last month to replace Sebastian

Fournier, who stood aside after insulting players following a

loss.