Sami Hyypiä Appointed New FC Zurich Head Coach
We are very pleased to announce that FC Zurich have appointed Sami Hyypiä as their new head coach. He has signed a two-year contract with the option for extension by another year and will be in charge of the first team from August 31st, 2015.
Hyypiä began his footballing career with Voikkaan Pallo-Peikot in Finland before transferring to Willem II Tilburg in the Netherlands in 1995 and Liverpool FC in 1999. With the Reds, he won the FA Cup (2001 and 2006) and the League Cup (2001 and 2003) twice, the UEFA Cup in 2001 and the UEFA Champions League in 2005.
At the beginning of the 2009/2010 season, Hyypiä joined German Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, for whom he played until he finished his career and took on the post as team manager on April 1st, 2012.
In June 2014, English Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion signed Sami Hyypiä as their new team manager. Six months later, he resigned at the end of December 2014.
FC Zurich president Ancillo Canepa comments on Sami Hyypiä’s signing as follows: “I am proud that such an internationally renowned coach has joined FC Zurich. I am particularly delighted by Sami Hyypiä’s personality both as a person and a coach.”