Successful Coaches’ Congress in Madrid

8 June 2010 – Relaxed and at ease, that’s how Spain’s national coach Vicente del Bosque arrived at the second International Coaches’ Congress organised by the Spanish AEFCA member Comité de Entrenadores de la RFEF in Madrid on 21-23 May 2010, where he provided more than 250 colleagues with a comprehensive overview of his World Cup preparations.

In addition to a large number of head coaches of Primera División clubs, the list of presenters included UEFA’s Technical Director Andy Roxburgh (“Top Level Trends 2002 – 2010”) and FFF Technical Director Gérard Houllier (“Ingredients for Success “), who shared their latest ideas and long-time experience.

The fact that FC Bayern Munich and Inter Milan contested the UEFA Champions League final in the Estadio Bernabéu on 22 May 2010, added topicality to the event. Barely 14 hours after the final whistle, Spanish Amisco manager Asier Zubillaga presented a detailed and much-applauded analysis of the game.

The presence of RFEF President and UEFA Vice-President Angel María Villar Llona reflected the high status enjoyed by the congress, which is set to be organised on a triennial basis. In co-operation with RFEF Technical Director Fernando Hierro, newly-elected Comité President Eduardo Caturla (who succeeded long-time AEFCA Vice-President Ramón Cobo upon his passing in August 2009) managed to attract a long list of high-calibre personalities whose contributions added to the great success of the event that took place on the premises of the Spanish FA’s “Ciudad del Fútbol” at Las Rozas, situated on the outskirts of the Spanish capital, Madrid.

General Secretary Karlheinz Raviol and Vice-President Franco Ferrari were the official AEFCA representatives attending the congress.

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