Date of birth: 12 September 1961
Playing career: FC Chiasso, AC Bellinzona, FC Lugano, FC Locarno
Coaching career: FC Lugano, FC Locarno, Switzerland (coaching staff), Switzerland Under-18s, Under-21s
• Spent his entire career as a defender in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. He represented Lugano and Locarno as both a player and coach, qualifying for his UEFA Pro Licence in June 2003
• Moved to the Swiss Football Association (SFV-ASF); between July 2006 and UEFA EURO 2008 on home soil, he was part of Jakob 'Köbi' Kuhn's coaching staff for the senior national side.
• Continued to assist next Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, scouting fringe players for the seniors. Also studied Switzerland's opponents in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, producing video clips for team meetings.
• Then took charge of Under-18 national team before being offered the U21 job on 1 July 2009 after the incumbent, Pierre-André Schürmann, accepted an offer from Neuchâtel Xamax FC.
• His philosophy is to play "bravely in attack and compact in defence. I ask of my players that they are capable of adapting to variable systems. I want to see 11 people working in attack as well as defence."
|12.08.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Switzerland||0-1 (L)||Estonia|
|04.09.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Armenia||1-3 (W)||Switzerland|
|09.10.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Estonia||1-4 (W)||Switzerland|
|13.10.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Republic of Ireland||1-1 (D)||Switzerland|
|14.11.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Turkey||1-3 (W)||Switzerland|
|18.11.2009||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Switzerland||1-0 (W)||Georgia|
|26.05.2010||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Switzerland||0-2 (L)||Turkey|
|30.05.2010||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Georgia||0-0 (D)||Switzerland|
|03.09.2010||comp_UNDER21||Qualifying round||Switzerland||1-0 (W)||Republic of Ireland|
|UEFA Europa League|