“I wrote to the top 3 or 4 teams around the European leagues asking if I could visit, watch and learn, several teams got back to me but one club seemed very friendly, that was “CLUB ESTUDIANTES” of Madrid…..”
“My many trips over to Madrid paid off… They loved my passion, enthusiasm and most of all the fact that I had made the effort to go over there just to learn, so they offered me an assistant coach’s role with one of their u16s teams. I have given up all my work in the UK, got some money together, and I am writing this blog on my first night in my hostel here in Madrid… I’m planning on staying here for one season and seeing what happens when I come back…”
This is how it all began back in 2007 with 40+ letters and 100s of e-mails…. then the big move to spend 09/10 season working at Club Estudiantes as Assistant Coach with Cadet ‘C’ and Alevin 99…now I am back here working as the Assistant Coach with Infantil ‘A’, the best players of that year group. Its going to be a great experience and education…working along side Head Coach Sergio Jiminez Saiz. I will also be reunited with the star player from the Alevin 99 group…it is sure to be a great season. Bring on Real Canoe, Real Madrid and Fuenlabrada.
I will be keeping you updated with how the season is going and what I get up to. Feel free to email and ask questions…