Legendary football coach and winner of three English Premierships and seven FA Cups, amongst many other trophies, Arsene Wenger, will headline a number of outstanding presentations in this year’s 2020 Australian Coaching Conference being conducted by Football NSW.
Wenger, who spent 22 years at Arsenal FC, has recently been appointed as FIFA’s Head of Global Football Development.
Last week FIFA announced its global Talent Development Program involving some 200 Member Associations that Wenger will oversee.
In a wide ranging interview, Wenger sat down with Fox Sports presenter and co-host for the 2020 Australian Coaching Conference, Adam Peacock, and spoke of his transition from player to coach, his time in Japan with Nagoya Grampus and what our Australian coaches will learn from their experience there, to dealing with such a high profile dressing room, upsetting half the squad each week by not having them in the starting eleven, and offered some advice on how to deal with social media and mobile phones.
He also regaled with delight, the time when he was out wandering the neighbourhood, only to stop by a local park to provide some tips to a father working with his young son, which resulted in a selfie of the surprised parent with one of the game’s most famous personalities.
With COVID-19 still impacting the ability to gather in large groups and for participants to travel, the 2020 Australian Coaching Conference has attracted many participants and already Northern NSW Football, Football West and Football Victoria have joined forces to promote the Conference to their coaches and broader membership.
The 2020 Australian Coaching Conference will be held on Saturday 28 November, noting that registration will allow participants to access the content any time afterwards through a specially designed online platform.