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The Technician: new collection turns the floodlights on coaching achievements and trends

A compilation of insightful articles and interviews from the past year bring together a fascinating view on how the elite game is developing.

It can be argued that nobody does more to drive football forward than the coaching community – be it the grassroots leaders who act as mentors and motivators or the elite innovators taking professionalism and performance to new heights.

Whatever the level, there are common themes, and through The Technician, UEFA produces a regular publication for coaches throughout Europe as a supplement in each edition of our official magazine, UEFA Direct.

A valuable annual asset

For many years, The Technician has been a vital reference point for coaches, providing a combination of information and inspiration, as well as a window into the minds of some of the best in the game.

Each season, UEFA produces a compilation of these articles that shines football's floodlights on coaches and their work, offering an unmissable insight for professionals and casual readers alike.

Available in English, French and German, The Technician is free to access now.

Key content

EURO 2020 technical analysis: Fabio Capello

Investigating the trends
We go in-depth on the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League technical reports, which offer an analysis of the key trends and statistical findings, starting with a rare flood of goals…

Smoothing the pathway
We head to Belgium and Italy, discovering a novel approach to the transition from playing to coaching at the top level.

Mind games
If an audience were asked to list aspects of coaching, most would immediately focus on technical, tactical and physical elements of the game. But how important are mental aspects in football and in coaching?

EURO 2020: Refining the art of scoring and saving
The UEFA EURO 2020 technical report covers the key stats and tactical decisions, such as the popularity of three-man defences and the effectiveness of false centre-forwards.

Roberto Mancini interview
EURO 2020's winning coach reveals how Italy made it back to the top of European football.

EURO 2020 stats
How and when were EURO goals scored, and which players ran the fastest and covered the most ground?

Fitness and the coach
We examine UEFA's new fitness competence framework and why it has been introduced to coach education.

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