Pen pics of Southampton's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff.
Pen pics of Southampton's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff.
MANCHESTER CITY analyst Richard Bredice says he expects the introduction of electronic devices into the technical area to create “huge controversy” this season.
THE trade in backroom staff in the Premier League has almost outpaced the turnover of players this summer.
CHELSEA manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed his backroom staff following an exodus from the club this summer.
WHY are there just only English managers in the Premier League, when all but one of the bosses in Serie A is Italian?
GRAEME JONES has ended an 11-year spell as Roberto Martinez’s assistant to team up with close friend Darren Moore at West Brom.
MIDDLESBROUGH have settled their High Court claims against both Birmingham City and Garry Monk’s backroom staff.
FORMER England rugby coach Brian Ashton says players are sport's great innovators - if coaches give them the chance.
COACH Pedro Mendonca, who has written a book on Maurizio Sarri, discusses the philosophy and tactics of Chelsea's new manager.
BOURNEMOUTH have released Football Operations Manager John Yems after almost six years at the club.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED chairman Darragh MacAnthony has hit back at Danny Lloyd’s claim he was earning “absolute peanuts” at the club - revealing the midfielder was on more than £80,000 a year in his first season in pro league football.
TGG's first live event, Cohesive Coaching, has been described as “a rare opportunity for world-class practitioners to share ideas”.
FULHAM have appointed former captain Scott Parker as their new first-team coach.
WHEN England take on Colombia this evening, their players will be trying to stay out of the red and in the blue.
IAN CATHRO has been reunited with mentor Nuno Espirito Santo after being appointed as first-team coach at Wolves.
LEICESTER CITY have promoted tactical analyst Adam Sadler to first-team coach as part of a restructure that has seen assistant Michael Appleton leave the club.
DERBY manager Frank Lampard has appointed Chris Jones, Shay Given and Stephen Rands to his new-look backroom staff.
FORMER England Under-16 coach Dan Micciche explains how the national team changed style and perceptions.
NEW Stoke boss Gary Rowett has taken five of his key Derby County lieutenants with him to the Potteries - and added St Johnstone assistant manager Callum Davidson.
BLACKBURN U23 boss Damien Johnson explains how technology has transformed the way he coaches and empowered his players.
DOZENS of coaches from a variety of sports and organisations - including a number of Premier League clubs - packed into Training Ground Guru’s first live event last week.
HEAD COACH Unai Emery has taken five of his long-time assistants with him to Arsenal - while first-team coach Jens Lehmann has exited the club after less than a year.
JAMES SHAN has been named first-team coach at West Brom - 12 years after joining the club as Under-7s coach.
ANDER HERRERA was a key figure in a remarkable season for Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao in 2011/12. He gave a brilliant insight into the beautiful, brutal world of the new Leeds manager.
JED DAVIES uncovers the coaching secrets of new Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.
DELE ALLI and his mentor, Dan Micciche, chart his progress from the Heelands Courts in Milton Keynes to becoming a key player for England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
THERE is just a week to go to Cohesive Coaching - an exclusive half-day event in Manchester featuring Brian Ashton, Dan Micciche, Tony Strudwick and Martin Fairn - and all tickets have now been sold.
PEPIJN LIJNDERS has returned to Liverpool after six months as head coach of NEC Nijmegen in Holland.
COULD England finally win a penalty shoot-out at the World Cup this summer? Noises from the England camp seem positive so far, explains author Ben Lyttleton.
LEEDS UNITED have sacked Head of Sport Science Nathan Winder, first-team coach Jamie Clapham and performance analyst Alex Bailey following the firing of manager Paul Heckingbottom, while set piece specialist Gianni Vio has not had his contract renewed.
NEW Everton manager Marco Silva has brought his familiar quartet of assistants - Goncalo Pedro, João Pedro Sousa, Hugo Oliveira and Antonis Lemonakis - with him to Goodison.
FORMER Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering knows what it's like to make a massive mistake in front of a global audience. He offers Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius some advice about the road to redemption.
NEW Arsenal boss Unai Emery will bring his long-time assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo and goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia with him to the Emirates.
HOW the red-blue concept developed by Gazing Performance helped New Zealand realise their potential and win back-to-back World Cups.
MANCHESTER UNITED Under-18 boss Kieran McKenna has been promoted to become one of Jose Mourinho’s assistants with the first team.
Fifa confirmed the use of electronic devices on the bench at the World Cup, but there is still confusion about exactly what's allowed and who will police it.
LAPTOPS and tablets will appear on the bench for the first time at this summer’s World Cup as tactical analysts comes out into the open.
MANAGERS are supported by an unseen network of tactical analysts on matchday. Derby County's Joe Carnall gives us an insight into this often secret world.
STEVEN GERRARD is set to be announced as Rangers manager this afternoon - and is expected to take members of his current Liverpool Under-18s backroom staff with him to Ibrox.
LIVERPOOL assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has stepped down from his position and his future at the club is uncertain.
FA Technical Director Dan Ashworth says England has lost its finest coach educator following the death of Dick Bate at the age of 71.
A three-time Serie A defender of the year, a keeper honoured as the world’s best on five occasions and a European Golden Boot winner feature in our team of players who are available for free this summer.
WHY more and more clubs are switching onto the idea of cage football as they seek to revive the spirit of street soccer.
FOR YEARS, the barmaid at The Borough thought the small, grey-haired chap wearing an old England rugby shirt was just another regular. She was right, up to a point.
THERE are five managers in their thirties in the Bundesliga, led by Schalke's Domenico Tedesco. In England, there are none.
JUSTIN COCHRANE thanked Chris Ramsey for inspiring him to become a coach after landing the England Under-15 job.
RENOWNED youth coach Dermot Drummy took his own life six months after losing the manager's job at Crawley Town, an inquest has heard.
THE half spaces have become football's most fertile ground thanks to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Here's why.
Pen pics of Leeds United's backroom staff.
LIVERPOOL defender Dejan Lovren says manager Jurgen Klopp demands a front-foot style from his defenders that has risks but even more rewards.
ENGLAND Under-17 coach Steve Cooper has revealed the behind-the-scenes work that led to their World Cup win last October.
JESS IBROM'S determination to further his coaching career took him to the Cook Islands, a country of 17,000 people and seven football clubs, where he had a truly unique experience.
THERE'S mounting evidence that the brain doesn't fully develop until the mid-20s. Do coaches need to be aware of this when they work with young players?
AFTER crashing out of Euro 2000 in the first round, Belgium implemented a coaching revolution that took them to the top of the world. Kris Van der Haegen explains how they did it.
SCOTLAND manager Alex McLeish has appointed Peter Grant and James McFadden as his assistants and Stevie Woods as his goalkeeping coach.
ONE-ON-ONE skills sessions with Saul Isaksson-Hurst were key to Marcus McGuane's progress this season.
NEW Birmingham boss Garry Monk has been reunited with assistant Pep Clotet after assembling the same backroom staff he had at Leeds United.
NEWCASTLE UNITED are this season's corner kings in the Premier League, while Brighton and Burnley are yet to score a single goal from this particular set piece.
WE’RE excited to announce the first TGG Live, led by the highly-respected former England rugby head coach Brian Ashton.
LEICESTER CITY have announced plans for a new £80m training centre “to rival the very best in the UK”.
NEW Watford manager Javi Gracia appoints Iñigo Arteaga, Juan Solla, Jesús Casas and Zigor Aranalde as his assistants.
DAN MICCICHE, the former England Under-16 coach, has been appointed manager of MK Dons and vowed to produce an "attacking, creative and expressive" team.
TOO often, fitness staff and coaches are the victims when a manager loses his job. We're also seeing a narrowing of chances for British staff. TGG is calling for a change of approach.
MICHAEL CARRICK will become a first-team coach at Manchester United at the end of the season, according to manager Jose Mourinho.
NEIL CUTLER, 41, joined Walsall in 2013 as goalkeeping coach before becoming one of Jon Whitney's assistants when he took charge in 2016.
SECRETARY OF STATE Sajid Javid chooses not to call in plans for a new £10m training complex at the former Canford Magna Golf Club.
DANNY MURPHY says some England coaches have been appointed because of a “jobs-for-the-boys” culture and that the path into management is too “restrictive” for ex-players.
MANCHESTER CITY have hired video analyst Piet Cremers after he impressed during his 18 month spell with partner club NAC Breda.
NEW Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis promotes Jonathan Woodgate from U18 to first-team coach to help him fast-track homegrown players at the club.
STEVE BROWN has been appointed as Head of Coaching by MK Dons after being made redundant by the Football Association.
LIVERPOOL Development Coach Pepijn Lijnders - described as ‘unbelievably important’ by manager Jurgen Klopp - is leaving immediately to become head coach of NEC Nijmegen in Holland.
NEWCASTLE UNITED have been the youngest side in the Premier League so far this season, according to analysis by Ben Mayhew of Experimental 3-6-1.
OUR top 10 best-read stories of 2017, ranging from Redfearn to Ranieri.
NICK LEVETT has been appointed Head of Talent and Performance by UK Coaching after being made redundant by the Football Association.
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BRISTOL CITY manager Lee Johnson says the use of technology is crucial to getting buy-in from his players.
DARREN MOORE is to to continue as Alan Pardew’s first team coach until the end of the season.
ALEC CHAMBERLAIN is leaving Watford after two decades as player and coach - leading their former Academy boss to say the club 'has finally given up the last piece of its soul'.
BOURNEMOUTH have had plans for a new multi-million pound training complex approved by Poole Council.
BRISTOL CITY have submitted formal planning permission for new training facilities to “enhance the pathway from Academy to first team".
EVERTON legend Joe Royle leaves his role as Professional Development Co-ordinator at the club, while new boss Sam Allardyce is looking to bring in a psychologist.
The Wales and Everton Head of Performance tells us how and why he uses Tactical Periodisation.
RANGERS caretaker manager Graeme Murty tells us how the club uses Tactical Periodisation.
Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, who taught Eddie Jones about Tactical Periodisation, tells TGG about a concept used by many of the world's top coaches.
JURGEN KLOPP has praised Liverpool’s analysts after Philippe Coutinho’s clever free-kick goal against Brighton.
SET PIECES have been key to Chris Wilder's success at Northampton and now Sheffield United. Analyst Oli Walker went into forensic detail to discover why they have been such an effective weapon.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has highlighted the role Dennis Bergkamp played in his development when he was at Ajax.
RANGERS caretaker manager Graeme Murty says the club’s focus on youth is beginning to pay dividends for the first team.
BRUCE SURACI has been promoted to Academy Head of Coaching and Development by Bournemouth.
WALES take on France in the Stade de France tomorrow night. Their Head of Performance, Ryland Morgans, gave TGG an exclusive insight into what goes on in the week prior to a game.
LEEDS UNITED have added Italian set piece coach Gianni Vio to their staff.
WEST BROM are the tallest side in the Premier League this season, with Manchester City the smallest.
FORMER Manchester United Under-18 coach Paul McGuinness has been appointed National Coach Developer by the Football Association.
MANCHESTER UNITED have become the first professional team in the world to incorporate an elite-level virtual reality system into their training.
NORWICH CITY legend Darren Huckerby has been sacked as the club’s Under-23 assistant following a review of staffing and practices in the Academy.
BURNLEY have been awarded Category 2 Academy status, opened a £10.6m training centre and bolstered their scouting network as they try to cement their position as a Premier League outfit.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON says his experience with Paul Scholes proved to him that developing talent was more important than size.
AZ ALKMAAR have built a ‘Performance Playground’ to evoke the spirit of street football at their Academy.
SEOUL E-LAND assistant Dan Harris tells us about the footballing culture in his new homeland - as well as the challenges of working next to one of the most heavily armed borders on the planet.
STEVEN REID says his connection with the players will be crucial as he takes up his new job as first-team coach at Crystal Palace.
MICHAEL BEALE has returned to Liverpool as head of coaching for the foundation phase at the Kirkby Academy.
SAMMY LEE, Ryland Morgans and Orlando Trustfull have left Crystal Palace following the arrival of Roy Hodgson as manager.
STEVE WEAVER has been appointed as the new Head of Academy at Norwich - but his arrival has not been officially announced because of the terms of Stuart Webber’s departure from Huddersfield.
SAM ALLARDYCE says struggling teams like Crystal Palace do not spend enough time practising how to play without the ball.
EDDIE JONES' Q&A at Soccerex was as intense and stimulating as one of the his coaching sessions. Read and listen to it here.
ENGLAND rugby coach Eddie Jones created back-page news with his superb session at the Soccerex conference this week.
JORDI CRUYFF insists Pep Guardiola is still continuing his father’s legacy despite his record with homegrown players at Manchester City.
RENE MEULENSTEEN worked with Manchester United's Academy for six years, helping develop talents including Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingaard. He told us about his methods and philosophy.
ANY goalkeeper in the world would make mistakes for Liverpool because of their attacking style of play, according to Reds coach John Achterberg.
LIVERPOOL legend Steven Gerrard says coaching is completely different to playing and that stars who expect top jobs are “cutting corners”.
RENE MEULENSTEEN was tasked with improving the technical skills of some of the best players in the world at Manchester United - it was a unique job that yielded incredible results.
NORWICH CITY academy manager Richard Money has left the club by mutual consent as the complete overhaul of the football side of the business continues apace under Sporting Director Stuart Webber.
THE PFA is sponsoring the upcoming Futsal Focus Network Business Conference at Tranmere’s Prenton Park.
BLACKBURN ROVERS have appointed former player Tony Carss as their new Head of Academy Coaching.
DONALD PARK is to combine his current role as Head of Coaching at the Scottish Football Association with that of national Under-19 coach.
ANTONIO CONTE now has nine Italians in his backroom staff following a duo of additions last month - making it the first time since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 that not a single Brit is among the manager's assistants.
ARSENE WENGER says the manager of the future will not even need a football background, because his or her decisions will be based on science and technology.
SEAN LUNDON has been promoted to Head of Academy Coaching at Everton.
NEW Manchester United Under-23 boss Ricky Sbragia says one of his key objectives in the role will be to make sure his players enjoy themselves.
ENGLAND rugby union coach Eddie Jones visited West Brom yesterday and praised Tony Pulis as ‘a coach who coaches’.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has picked out six key backroom staff without whom he would be ‘nothing’.
ACADEMY MANAGER Steve Weaver has left Huddersfield Town shortly before their first season in the Premier League.
STOKE CITY will train their goalkeepers using Virtual Reality next season after signing a deal with Dutch firm Beyond Sports.
PAUL BUTLER, Leeds United’s new assistant manager, is unusual in being a senior coach with no experience of playing pro football.
JACK COLLISON has returned to West Ham United as an Academy coach - three years after leaving the club as a player.
LUKE THEAKSTON is only 28, but he's already worked in Hungary, Holland and China as he seeks the experience to advance his career. The coach and sports scientist, who is currently in Shanghai, told TGG what he's learned so far.
GOALKEEPING coach Dean Kiely has left Norwich by mutual consent, with Sporting Director Stuart Webber set to bring in another member of the Borussia Dortmund II backroom team.
GERMAN defender Per Mertesacker is to retire as a player at the end of next season and take over as Arsenal’s Academy Manager.
ADAM OWEN has begun work as Director of Performance and Assistant Manager of Polish Premier League side Lechia Gdansk.
EVERY year hundreds of (mainly unpaid) interns are taken on by professional clubs. Kevin Paxton, Head of Academy Sports Science at Leicester City, says it's time to ensure they're given a fair deal.
HOFFENHEIM boss Julian Nagelsmann has given new meaning to the phrase video analysis by erecting a huge screen on the side of the club’s training pitch at Sinsheimer Strasse.
FORMER Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann has joined the club as first team coach as Arsene Wenger continues the most significant overhaul of his backroom team since the late 90s.
Matt Gill has been confirmed as Norwich City’s Under-23s manager.
CHARLIE REEVES was headhunted by Everton, having had a unique dual role as data analyst and energy trader when he was at Forest Green Rovers.
DARREN RYAN has been named as the permanent coach of Wolves Under-18s after holding the position for the final few months of last season..
ENGLISHMAN Michael Beale has resigned from his job as assistant manager of São Paulo.
FORMER Indonesia assistant Jason Withe despairs at the lack of English bosses in the Premier League. He believes more would benefit from working abroad, but says attitudes have to change for that to happen.
WEST HAM's Joe Hart has the worst distribution performance of any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, according to exclusive analysis conducted by the World in Motion agency.
SCOTT PARKER is the latest top player to take an Under-18s coaching job after being named in the role by former club Tottenham.
FORMER England defender Jonathan Woodgate has been appointed as Middlesbrough’s new Under-18s assistant coach.
DAVE ADAMS has been appointed First Team Coach at Middlesbrough by new Manager Garry Monk.
ENGLAND Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd says Subbuteo will play a key part in his half-time team talk against Poland tonight.
BRITISH coaches will get more opportunities and progress further if they are willing to work with a Sporting Director, Norwich’s Stuart Webber believes.
NEIL REDFEARN was sure he was watching a future England captain as 17-year-old Lewis Cook cajoled his weary team-mates during a 4-1 defeat by Ipswich in December 2014.
FORMER Bournemouth co-owner Eddie Mitchell has appealed to the police and military to use his elite skills arena as an anti-terrorism training tool.
FORMER Ireland international Richard Dunne says England resemble a ‘factory-produced’ side because of the country's failing academies.
MARIJN BEUKER, AZ Alkmaar's head of performance, has explained how the club gets young players thinking for themselves on the pitch.
WATFORD haven't just appointed a new manager - they've appointed a new management team.
CLAUDIO RANIERI says he has not been approached by Leeds United about their vacant manager's job.
WATFORD are again looking for an almost an entirely new first-team coaching staff following the sacking of Walter Mazzarri.
WHY aren't English Under-23 coaches getting the same chances as Norwich's new boss Daniel Farke?
THEY say never go back in life, but Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber has returned to Borussia Dortmund to make an identical managerial appointment to the one he did at Huddersfield 18 months ago.
THE All Blacks have been getting inspiration from an unusual source as they prepare for their upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions.
FORMER Springboks coach Jake White says too many organisations underestimate the importance of experience in coaching.
DAVE ADAMS is doing consultancy work for the Football Association of Wales following his abrupt departure from Everton.
British and Irish Lions players will set their own guidelines about drinking and social media use during this summer’s tour of New Zealand.
ALAN IRVINE says it is “astonishing” that neither he nor his coaches know whether they will still be at Norwich City next season.
ZIGGY GORDON’S comment that coaching in Poland is ’far superior’ to what he was accustomed to in Scotland has been met with scorn in some quarters.
Joe Roach, Bournemouth’s long-serving Academy manager and head of coaching, is to leave the club at the end of June for personal reasons.
DAVE PARNABY, who is retiring at the end of the season after 20 years as Middlesbrough’s academy director, says youth football has become too ‘formalised’ and lost the art of play.
NEW ZEALAND mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka has given an insight into how to think like an All Black.
STEVEN GERRARD vowed to switch the focus away from “showboating” and “lollipops” as he was unveiled as Liverpool’s new Under-18s manager today.
SAO PAULO assistant Michael Beale says English football has suffered because of a focus on developing teams instead of individuals at youth level.
The collapse of Notts County Ladies, an established FA Women’s Super League club with four current England internationals and an FA Cup final appearance in 2015, has revived the question of whether professional women’s football is viable in the UK.
ENGLAND rugby coach Eddie Jones says he wants to make training "85% unstructured" because his players are not capable of thinking for themselves.
FOOTBALL has lost one its “brightest young coaches” following the sudden death of Ugo Ehiogu - a man who ensured he was as qualified and experienced as possible for a career in management.
JOHN BARNES does not believe Chris Hughton’s success at Brighton will help the plight of black managers, because he will be “elevated out of blackness”.
WADE ELLIOTT has joined Stoke City's Academy as the assistant manager of the under-23s.
EVERTON’S academy is taking stock after a tumultuous few days that saw the unexpected departure of two senior staff.
CORNERS are much-maligned, with only 3.2% leading to goals, according to Opta. But Stoke City's Charlie Adam and former Aberdeen keeper David Preece, now a journalist, insist they're crucial - if practised properly.
DAVE ADAMS has been named Everton’s new Academy Head of Coaching, after leaving the same role at Swansea City.
SAM ALLAYDYCE is sending his Crystal Palace players homework using an app called Pushfor - and it also allows him to track whether they’ve done it or not.
FOOTBALL tech firm Match Analysis says it has further enhanced performance analytics by developing a new panoramic camera system.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea’s younger age groups have faced each other in an ‘elite playground’ format at St George’s Park.
WE’RE used to hearing that great players have great ‘vision’. So why isn’t vision trained at most football clubs?
ARSENAL say the process of finding a replacement for Andries Jonker as academy manager is ‘ongoing’, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis playing a ‘central role’ in the process.
FORMER England striker Alan Smith says it would be ‘disrespectful’ to expect to be fast-tracked as a manager just because he was a top player.
ONE of the key roles at the Football Association is currently up for grabs - Head of Participation.
BARCELONA are already one of the main clients of Dorset-based Elite Skills Arena - which seems fitting for a company vowing to bring Tiki Taka to any club or country.
RIO FERDINAND says "people aren’t coached to defend as much any more". It's a familiar refrain about the Premier League. But is it true that we're getting it wrong with the coaching of young defenders?
Ex-England striker Alan Smith reveals the truth about his acrimonious exit from Leeds, the injury that almost ended his career and why he is relishing every moment with Notts County.
JOHN TERRY could be about to hang up his boots and embark on a career in coaching. But what is it like to take part in one of his sessions?
SWANSEA CITY are looking for a new head of academy coaching following the departure of Dave Adams.
CHANCES are only avid Manchester United fans had heard of Warren Joyce before he left to become Wigan manager last November.
VISUAL awareness coach Sherylle Calder says mobile phones are damaging players’ skill levels.
NEIL REDFEARN achieved a lifelong dream by taking charge of his boyhood club. His season in charge of Leeds was memorable, though often for the wrong reasons.