Retired Swiss defender Philippe Senderos is settling in nicely in his role as the sporting director of his boyhood club Servette in the top flight of Swiss football. The former Arsenal centre back was recently appointed into the sporting director role at Swiss club Servette shortly after his retirement.
The footballer turned administrator started his career at Servette. He came through the youth teams at the club before making his first competitive appearance in the colours of the club at the age of 17. He would go on to join Premier League giants Arsenal one year later. Legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was the manager in charge of club when Senderos teamed up with the North London club. Amongst the various teams he represented, Philippe Senderos spent the most time at Arsenal.
The current Servette sporting director spent seven years with the North London club. He was at Arsenal from 2003 to 2010 and scored four goals in 64 Premier League games. During those Arsenal years, the player was sent on loan to Italian Serie A side AC Milan and fellow Premier League team Everton.
He also played for the likes of Fulham (England), Valencia (Spain), Aston Villa (England), Grasshoppers (Switzerland), Rangers (Scotland), Houston Dynamo (United States of America) and the aforementioned Chiasso.
He had a good career with his country Switzerland which spanned 11 years from 2005 to 2016. Senderos scored five times in 57 appearances for the Swiss team.
With him as sporting director at Servette, the Swiss team is in 7th position on the 10-team league with five points from five games.