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I'm a person that looks to the front

As announced, HC Davos announced: Christian Wohlwend is the new head coach, one of his two assistants to fin I want Walt to Immonen, the last held in Kloten, and previously nine years in the train of the same function. Wohlwend, until the end of season Swiss U20 national coach and assistant national coach Patrick Fischer, currently bored with the A-selection in Sochi, where Switzerland is preparing for the world Cup. In the telephone Interview expressed Wohlwend also about his ideas for the alien search and the identity to have his future team.

you talked earlier of the dream, to be able to once HCD-Trainer. Feels of the day so as the fulfillment of this dream?
Absolutely. Davos is blue-yellow, as the EHC St. Moritz! I have always been a big HCD-Fan, have followed for 35 years, the Spengler Cup. For a ice hockey game ends Engadine boys this is so very special to be the coach of the great HCD.

your Job at the Federation as assistant coach of the national team, you make this season over yet?
Logically. I'm going to look for after the world Cup as quickly as possible, to an apartment in Davos. I have to be out by the end of June from the current house, so I'm going from 1. July in Davos to live.

take charge of a Club that has its worst season since the re-emergence in 1993.
Yes, that is so.

"Purely from the game's potential I am more than convinced that we are able to successfully play football."

Was not a deterrent Argument?
on The contrary. If the HC Davos would last remained to be successful, then it would have not made any Changes. It is not only the head coach Post, but also in many other areas. The whole structures of the HCD were now questioned. The successes have paralyzed this process. Actually, you should be after every season and see where you can even more improve. Purely from the game's potential I am more than convinced that we are able to successfully play ice hockey.

You can turn it around, too: you can win according to the Playout-Final-participation of the HC Davos almost only, it can be almost better.
The goal is to get into the Playoff. I think it's a good thing that our championship is now balanced so that Teams like the ZSC or Davos can miss the Playoff. To get into the playoffs, so next season is a Challenge.

follow on Harijs Witolinsch. Compared you will be, but with Arno Del Curto. They appear in the giant footsteps of a Coach who worked 22 years in Davos, and six championship titles won. How do you deal with it?
I have the utmost respect for Arno. He is the pioneer for us Swiss Coaches. He had an incredibly successful time in Davos. But all that is history. It brings something to think about. Such comparisons are, perhaps, for the media, you can make these stories. People to compare in General. I am, in this respect, but very loose on the ball. I think at the Moment it counts. I am now just in the national team and not think about her all the time on the silver medal we won last year. Hanging somewhere at home and reminds me, when I see you, beautiful emotions. But that's about it. There is no use living in the past. I am a person who looks after the front. I'm the new head coach of HC Davos and would like to leave with a lot of energy and passion to successfully play ice hockey.

to have An identity that is a beautiful thing for a Club. The HCD had a number of years with Del Curto, even if he lost it last maybe. Have you already given these some thought? What is the identity of the HC Davos will have Christian Wohlwend?
It is not sent to the identity by the Trainer. Even if it was at the HCD least because of Arno. But the identity should come from the Club. You should talk of the "Club identity". To do this, it then needs the right coach who exemplifies this identity. And it needs the right players. When we talk of an identity, then, Davos has played fast and intense hockey. We want to have the reputation that it is for each opponent extremely difficult to play against the HCD.

"We now want two wings, the striker search that can help us offensively. At the gates, we have a firing potential to the top."

sport-in-chief René Müller has already said early on that the to undertake two foreigners, the new coach should have a say. A striker and a defender or two strikers? What is your preference?
We have with defenseman Magnus Nygren and Center Perttu Lindgren two foreigners, one of which I am very convinced. We now want two wings, the striker search that can help us offensively. The goals we have to shoot upward potential. You can see also in the national team. In this area, the Swiss, the play in North America can make all the difference. Also if you look at the Skorerliste our championship There, especially foreigners are first and foremost to find.

I want Walt to Immonen is one of her two assistants. How well do you know him?
I want Walt's for over ten years in Switzerland. With the national team, we had exchanged regularly with the coaches, with him. He previously worked for many years with Jokerit Helsinki, then nine years in train. He is an absolute specialist that also fits the character very well to me. He is a meticulous worker with a lot of passion for the Sport.

He considered to be rather quiet, you as a rather impulsive type. It fits it?
Exactly. But also, because we want to have many of the same views on hockey and how we work with players. This is also very important in a collaboration.

At the HC Davos, the talk was always of two assistants. Today, Thursday was initially communicates with Immonen. What it must bring to their work as a Trio?
We have it already ...

Who is it?
I can't name names, as long as nothing is fix and signed. This would only be speculative. In General it will be someone who works with the forwards and Powerplay specialist. You are talking mostly just from the head coach. But I am convinced that you need a competent and strong Coaching Staff. This is also a Goalie Coach and office Coach. For me, it must be so, that we sit five to a table and about each field in common and decisions can be discussed. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 18.04.2019, 13:22 PM

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