With what feelings do you think of the 27. November 2018?
It is to some extent is still shocking. I feel Regret. I would have celebrated with Arno like the 100-year anniversary of the HCD 2021. In case it wasn't but somehow.
you are Taking us back: was at that time already at the start of the season that Del Curtos 23. Season could be in Davos last?
no. I started that season as any since I'm at the HCD: with thoughts to the Playoff. I thought never mind that we could not do this. One hopes that it is enough again for the quarter-finals.
Instead, the Club fell on the 11th, and won the League I have to wait for the Playout ...
You can say, our attitude was arrogant. But it was easy to ride outside of our universe, descent games to the best. 21. September the season began. And no, seven weeks later, a newspaper wrote: "How long, Arno Del Curto?" As was quoted in the title of Cicero – as fast as the went. Since I had to defend already. The "views" compared to our Board of Directors with the Board of management of a third-rate club to protect.
The Figures also spoke against the HCD: After 16 Games and 10 points behind the play-off, each coach would be questioned.
of Course not, it was clear to us that this balance is good. But somehow we said because of the past: You can't decide as quickly as in crises. With Arno, you can wait until Christmas. Arno creates the still. But as fast as it goes in the Sport. The made me, how incredibly Central the result.
How do you assess today the Era of Del Curto in Davos?
For me, Arno is one of the two most important people of the HCD's ever had. For our anniversary, we are thinking about a "Hall of Fame" – where he listens, of course, executed. While almost a quarter of our history, Arno was the Central figure.
What is meant is the collaboration for you personally?
I've always said: It is a privilege to be able to from time to time in life with an exceptional talent to work. Arno was such a Talent. He was one of the not hidden, but with six League titles, nine Finals and the semi-final of the Champions League is also on the bottom.
Today, everyone knows that he can be the next Wednesday afternoon to the dentist because he has only to 12.30 PM Training.Gaudenz Domenig, President of HC Davos
Feared you, the HCD could lose with the coaching change also his identity?
This question was to me, and asked: Not so much in 2018 – but much earlier, when everything was going great. Since I've always had a casual answer: The HCD has brought in front of Arno river, 25 title, and he might win 25 to him. But when I took over in 2011, the Bureau, I thought that the organization of the After-Arno-Era in my term of office. And you can actually lose just.
A year later, the HCD has the best points of the League average. Losers look different.
There was quite a degree of Uneasiness. Or, to say it in English? A certain amount of fear that I might have a bad finish, because it means: "The Domenig I-know-not-whom – and now we're back in the vortex." Of course, I am pleased that it is differently come. When Arno says he was supposed to be 2015 to withdraw, I would have to say now: I would have to resign immediately. (laughs) What I have received in the last two months for congratulations, is enormous. For me, it can only really go downhill.
Why? A title without Del Curto would be the next increase.
Clearly, that would be the absolute highlight. And so, as head of sports, Raeto Raffainer and coach Christian work Wohlwend, not I take it that you pick up in the next three, four years, a title.
Del Curtos tracks but, it seems, have been thoroughly eradicated.
Yes. However, this was not a VR decision. The conversion of the crew cabin was due to the stadium renovation was necessary. And the new coaches have not said to be wrong: We put on a new basic tactics generally work differently. If I were to ask today, if we look at the 4. December meeting, tells me Raffainer: "no, then the Team has to be free." In the case of Arno, the wizard came out after the Match and asked: "What do you wanna do tomorrow?" Then Arno said: "Tomorrow we will give free." Or: "Tomorrow, we practice the Powerplay." Everything is spontaneous, from the gut. Today everyone knows that he can be the next Wednesday afternoon to the dentist because he has only to 12.30 PM Training.
You have to have the courage to say to someone: Now you need to go.Gaudenz Domenig, President of HC Davos
it Is a relief that the HCD is today almost a normal Club?
Actually, not. With Arno, it was very friendly, was Fun. The current Crew I could leave a lot easier. A successor I could say: You need to have the VR sessions to prepare, from time to time, sparring partner for the CEO to be quite normal. Before I signed any contract with Arno about the each player spoke.
How often have you had since the spring contact with him?
Just a few days ago I called him and said that we would do this Interview. And last season, we have talked on the phone a couple of times. We exchange us. But on the HCD he doesn't like to talk.
The theme of honor is still up to date. The have also asked our Fans, and we have discussed this already at his disposal. At the time, he said, this is out of the question. Then I said: "But in 2021, you're doing it." I've warmed up at our last Meeting again.
As Del Curto last season came with the ZSC to Davos, he refused every honor. This is different now?
He is hard in General, in order to stand outside the stadium in the centre. Although he'd be any good. A Ralph Krueger demanded for motivational seminars ten years ago, a five-digit amount. But Arno doesn't want something. I've seen him in dealing with business people – he does it reluctantly, but good. Most of them are thrilled.
you can See Del Curto soon again in Davos?
I'm going to assume that he takes part in the honors, 2021, in any Form. But as someone once said: A tribute to the highest Form of vanity.
What are your plans actually? How long you stay at the top of the HCD?
We have now begun with a certain degree of detachment of the VR. My earliest date would be 2023 – but I have no fixed date, and am in principle against age discrimination. In every company that I have something to say, there is no age guillotine. Everything else is cowardice. You have to have the courage to say to someone: Now you need to go.
To Arno Del Curto you never say that. What is he to you?
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Created: 27.11.2019, 16:49 PM