Swiss club Thun hires coach Challandes

Swiss club FC Thun has hired coach Bernard Challandes to take

charge of his third top-tier team in less than five months.

Thun says Challandes signed a one-year contract with the club,

which has qualified for the Europa League preliminary rounds next


Challandes left Neuchatel Xamax last week after an 18-day spell

working for the club’s new Chechen owners, who then appointed

former Brazil international Sonny Anderson as coach.

Challandes began last season with FC Sion but was fired in

February following a series of poor results.

He replaces Murat Yakin, who left Thun to coach Lucerne.