According to the Finnish newspaper Iltalethi, the Leijonat would like Jussi Tapola to become part of the coaching staff surrounding future head coach Antti Pennanen. However, reportedly, they will have to meet the conditions set by SC Bern in order to make that possible,
Tapola signed a two-year contract with the Bears last summer, the Bears thus have a say in whether he can or cannot become part of the national team's coaching staff as well. Tapola is not their only candidate. So depending on the outcome of the negotiations with the National League team, they might also choose to go down a different route.