President Vokrri said that he feels happy that today he introduces Mr. Bernard Challandes in the position of the Selector, a coach with a great experience in Swiss clubs, but also as selector of Armenia. Furthermore, Vokrri said that the agreement with Mr. Challandes was reached after his requirements have been met with the FFK’s possibilities.
“We talked with other coaches, but the reason why we have chosen Mr. Bernard Challandes is considering the fact that there are many of our players playing in the Swiss Championship and it is possible and probably he knows them because he has also worked with new categories. I think it’s a good choice for us in the current situation. However, football has its own surprises and that remains to be seen in the green field but I do not doubt that he will do the best possible job. As I said, we had talks with two or three other well-known coaches. Some of them did not have the proper experience and some others did not match economically. I would like to welcome Mr. Challandes to our national team on my personal name and on behalf of the FFK’s EC, “Vokrri said.
Meanwhile, the new selector, Bernard Challandes started his introduction before the journalists with the words in Albanian “Faleminderit” (Thank you) for the opportunity he is given to lead the Kosovo National Team. “It is a great pleasure for me to work for the Football Federation of Kosovo. I know the passion that people here have for football and it is very important for me to take the lead of this national team. Kosovo is a new state that has 10 years of independence, while the team is even younger. I have watched all the matches Kosovo played and so far a great job has been done. Now we have to start working harder, gain experience and make progress. The team is formed, but I want to create a family. It is much more important for the team to be more connected. We have many players in Switzerland and other countries. We are going to form a very good team and that is my duty. Individual players are not enough to qualify. I am not talking here about qualifiers, but about forming a team and moving forward. If we continue like this, we have the opportunity to win and qualify. I am following up all the generations and will cooperate with the coaches of each age group, but the primary for me is the National Team A. I know the mentality of your players, after working with many players from Kosovo playing in Switzerland. They have a winning mentality and that is the reason I came to lead this team. I want to form a winning team and move forward together. Kosovo footballers are good dribblers, they have good technical skills, they are also runners. I am excited to start working with two friendly matches against Madagascar and Burkina Faso in a few days,” Challandes said.
The Selector Bernard Challandes will have a meeting tomorrow with the technical staff and medical staff of the National Team and then the tasks will be allocated specifically.