Have you also attracted a talented player that didn’t seem to make it? Why is it that player do not succes at one club but do succeed at the other club? How can you place the coaching and communication in a way that you can get the most out of the investement in these talented players?

Sociologists and psychologists know it, economists are surprised and yet many football clubs squander money: they pay millions for overseas talents and then they do nothing more with it. The social support of players should be better; a minimum investment with a great return. There are about 160 different nationalities that played last season in the eredivisie (Premier League in English). At this time the professional club take care of a few basic bunsines of these foreign players: the residence/work permit, housing, school for the children, medical care, an internet connection and of course to make cheap international calls to the home country. At most clubs is Dutch and/or English classes offered, but this is often optional.

Written in Dutch: De Voetbaltrainer – 2011. Voor het volledige artikel: Download hier de PDF