Famous Coaches from Switzerland

List of notable or famous coaches from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Switzerland and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Switzerland is included when available.

List is made up of people like Vyacheslav Bykov and Martin Andermatt.

This historic coaches from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Switzerland?" These prominent coaches of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss coaches.

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  • Alain Geiger

    Alain Geiger (born 5 November 1960) is a retired Swiss international football defender and current manager. He played mainly as a centre-back despite being only 1.80m in a career that lasted 20 years, and made 112 appearances at international level, being Switzerland's second most capped player behind Heinz Hermann. His son, Bastien, is also a professional footballer.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Switzerland
  • Bernard Challandes

    Bernard Challandes (born 26 July 1951) is a Swiss professional football coach and former player who is a current scout of Basel and manager of Kosovo.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Le Locle, Switzerland
  • Christian Jürgen Gross (born 14 August 1954) is a Swiss professional football current manager and former footballer. He was manager of FC Basel from 1 July 1999 to 27 May 2009, winning four Swiss Super Leagues and four Swiss Cups. As manager of Tottenham Hotspur between November 1997 and September 1998, Gross became the first Swiss to manage in the Premier League.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Hans-Peter Zaugg
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    Hans-Peter Zaugg

    Hans-Peter Zaugg, (born 2 December 1952), is a former Swiss footballer and the current manager of FC Solothurn. He is often referred to by his nickname, "Bidu." After a playing career which saw him make stops at FC Rot-Weiss Bümpliz, Neuchâtel Xamax and FC Bern, Zaugg took up coaching. Until 1990, Zaugg coached at various Swiss clubs, when he became a youth coach in the Swiss Football Association. Two years later, Zaugg also joined the Swiss senior team as an assistant coach, a position he held until 1999, when he became caretaker of the national side, following Gilbert Gress' resignation in a dispute over salary. From 2000-2005, Zaugg then coached at Grasshopper-Club Zurich, FC Luzern and ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Switzerland
  • Hanspeter Latour
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    Hanspeter Latour

    Hanspeter Latour (born 4 June 1947 in Thun) is a Swiss football manager and former goalkeeper.
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland
  • Heinz Peter Günthardt (born 8 February 1959) is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980. In doubles, Günthardt captured a total number of 30 titles. The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world no. 22 in April 1986. Günthardt won the men's doubles at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships with Balázs Taróczy, and the mixed doubles at the 1985 US Open with Martina Navratilova. He was also a member of the Swiss team at the 1988 Olympic Games.
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland