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European Football Coaches Converge on Croatia

HNSCurrent Croatia coach Niko Kovač, France ’98 bronze winner Miroslav Ćiro Blažević and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier are among a number of guest speakers at the Alliance Of European Football Coaches Associations Congress which stated in Zagreb yesterday…

For the second time, the Croatian Football Federation will host the AEFCA Congress. Over 150 coaches from around the world will attend lectures and take part in round table discussion over the next 3 days.

FIFA and UEFA instructor Houllier will be one of the lecturers, while chief scout of German Football Federation (DFB) Bernd Stöber and Finland national team head coach Mika Paatelainen will also share their knowledge and experience. Croatia U-17 and GNK Dinamo Zagreb U-15 will hold pilot training sessions.

“We are looking forward to welcoming 150 coaches from the whole world. The Congress is generally divided to local and international parts. In the local part, we will have a couple of theoretical and a couple of practical lectures, to summarize the requirements and general direction of coaching staff’s future development. There is exceptional interest among local coaches to attend this Congress, which only confirms how important football is as a strategy. This makes us responsible for optimal investments and planning of further steps”, said HNS technical director Romeo Jozak. (HNS)

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