Stephane Henchoz

Where is Stephane Henchoz now?

It’s very rare to see a Swiss player in the English Premier League but Stephane Henchoz was a fan’s favourite at every club he played for, especially Liverpool where he formed a strong defensive partnership with Sami Hyypia.

After being released from Blackburn Rovers by manager Mark Hughes, Henchoz decided to retire from the game in 2008.

Playing top-level football for 16 years, Henchoz won a number of trophies including the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and also the Scottish Cup during his time with Celtic.

He was also a mainstay for the Switzerland national side winning 72 caps and playing in the 1996 and 2004 UEFA European Championships.
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Upon retiring from playing Henchoz briefly returned to Blackburn to assist with the coaching of their academy under 18’s side as part of his UEFA Pro licence.

He then returned to Switzerland and managed a side that played in their lower leagues before joining top-tier side Neuchatel Xamax as their assistant coach in 2015.

After a brief spell managing them on a caretaker basis he left to join FC Sion as their new coach in May 2019 but he resigned just six months later after a losing streak of five losses in six games.

Away from football coaching he writes the occasional piece for Swiss newspaper Le Temps as well as providing opinion in the UK on radio show talkSPORT and punditry on Swiss television channel RTS.

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Stephane Henchoz: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic

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