Bruno Berner has recently taken on the job as the Switzerland U.19 coach after doing well with Kriens, an amateur club that managed to move into the league of professionals and doing extremely well under the guidence of the former fox. From this recent article and talk, he describes his time at Leicester as a pivotal one giving him a further life in football and going into coaching and management.
Berner (43) had a four year spell with Leicester playing from 2008 to 2012 and being part of the promotion and winning team of League One and later appearing the play-off’s, but had left Leicester when they again reached Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
The left back that also appeared in midfield for Leicester played a total of 84 league games and scored 8 goals while at the football club. He is a keen admirer of Nigel Pearson and his approach to football, did also appear for Leicester under Sven Goran Eriksson and Paulo Sousa, and been around at a number of clubs and played 16 times for Switzerland.
After leaving Leicester and retiring from the game he took on a job in marketing but felt the hunger of football and couldn’t find the right balance being totally out of football. He then took on a job as trainer of Kriens and at the club building a great atmosphere, seeing a promotion on getting this new and challenging job in a football association that has seen great success in the latter years as Switzerland had done well at the international scene, with a fourth place in the Nations League, knocked out on penalties by England in the bronze final.
Bruno Berner is a name to look out for and might follow some of Leicester’s previous players into the trade of top club management or if you like professional football management, as his ambitions might be higher than being the U.19 boss of Switzerland, though that might be a step to look forward to as he prepares for the next step.Embed from Getty Images
He was a key player during that first season playing 32 league games in that campaign and securing that nice promotion and setting Leicester up on a path away from their first and only season out of the two top tiers of English football.