The Technician - 2017/18 review

A special edition of UEFA's magazine for the coaching community, The Technician, features a compilation of articles published between March 2017 and February 2018.

Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman celebrates with the UEFA Women's EURO trophy
Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman celebrates with the UEFA Women's EURO trophy ©AFP/Getty Images

Successful female coaches Sarina Wiegman and Silvia Neid feature prominently in a special edition of UEFA’s publication for the coaching community, The Technician.

Wiegman, who led the Netherlands to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 title on home soil last summer, and Neid, a world, European and Olympic champion with Germany, are just two of the coaches who offer fascinating insights into their profession in a compilation of articles published between March 2017 and February 2018.

They are joined by eminent male coaches Fabio Capello and Mircea Lucescu; Adi Viveash, a UEFA Youth League winner with Chelsea; and Jesús Velasco, UEFA Futsal Cup champion with Spanish outfit Inter FS. The quartet share their experiences, as well as stories of success and failure, and offer wise advice to young coaches.

In addition to these in-depth interviews, the Technician’s 2017/18 review contains features on a variety of topics – how coaches handle the data and statistics that have become prevalent in modern-day football; the trend towards quick, counter-attacking football as portrayed in UEFA’s 2016/17 technical reports; and the impact of the 2017 UEFA youth tournaments.

Alongside Sarina Wiegman’s views, the publication includes a comprehensive analysis of tactical and technical trends at the Women’s EURO, collected at the UEFA Women’s National Team Coaches’ Conference in Amsterdam last November.

In early 2016, as part of the new-look UEFA Direct, it was decided to make The Technician a more regular feature in the pages of UEFA’s official publication.

The review is available to read in English, French and German