Former Manchester City Head of Analysis Cremers joins Burnley

Piet Cremers: UEFA A Licence coach

Piet Cremers: UEFA A Licence coach

FORMER Manchester City Head of Analysis Piet Cremers has been appointed as one of Vincent Kompany’s assistants at Burnley.

The 28-year-old worked for City for four-and-a-half years up to last September and specialised in the individual development of players. The UEFA A Licence coach will have a similar remit at Burnley, fusing coaching and analysis.

Cremers is a prime example of the new breed of coach-analysts we are seeing at the top end of the game. Another is Richard Bredice, who is Burnley's Lead Performance Analyst and Set Piece Coach.

In 2021 he told TGG: “Analysts didn’t traditionally move with managers, but it’s happening a lot more now. You’re also now seeing a new hybrid role of coach-analyst, which is becoming a lot more prevalent.

"You get somebody who is doing the analysis but spends a lot of time on the grass as well. I’m working towards that - I’ve got my B licence and am hoping to jump onto my A Licence soon as well."

Cremers worked alongside both Kompany and Bredice at Manchester City. His time at the club coincided with the end of Kompany's playing career, while Bredice was First-Team Opposition Analyst at City from 2013 to 2019.

He also worked with Sports Therapist Mark Sertori, who joined Burnley as Head of Performance this summer.

Cremers first joined City in January 2018 as Under-23s analyst, having preciously been a Performance Analyst with their partner club NAC Breda. Prior to NAC he worked for a season with Brentford and for Excelsior Rotterdam and NEC Nijmegen in his homeland.

He left City in September 2022 and has been working as a consultant in Holland since then.

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