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By ESPN Staff

Mueller returns to troubled FC Wil

ZURICH, March 27 (Reuters) - Former FC Wil coach Joachim Mueller has returned to replace Tomas Matejcek at the helm of the financially troubled Swiss first division team who are battling against relegation, he told Reuters on Saturday.

The 51-year-old was in charge of Wil during the winter break preparing the squad for the second part of the season but he quit after last month's 2-0 home defeat to FC Thun following disputes with former club president Igor Belanow and Matejcek.

Matejcek, who left Czech side SFC Opava in October, was installed as relegation-threatened Wil's fifth coach of the season but it was later discovered that the Pole did not have the required UEFA licence to coach a first division club.

Belanow was also temporarily relieved of his duties when the club's former president Roger Bigger also returned to steady the financial situation as the ownership of the club changed hands.

The temporary removal of Belanow and Matejcek's departure opened the door for Mueller to take charge once again ahead of Sunday's crucial match against league leaders FC Basel.

'It has been a very chaotic situation at Wil but I hope I can help us to avoid relegation at the same time as finding a common understanding for all parties with the organisation of this club', said Müller.

Wil occupy one of the two relegation places in the 10-team first division ahead of Sunday's match at home to Basel. The cash-strapped club are seven points above bottom team Neuchatel Xamax and level on 25 points with Aarau after 25 games.