National coaching school are at their best
National coaching school are at their best

Reputable sports statistics website The Stats Zone has published a big article devoted to the subject of young coaches who work in the highest divisions of Europe. The material contains four statistical tables, each of which will be of interest to Ukrainian fans of football.

In particular, first table contains the list of young coaches who lead clubs from the elite divisions of Europe. Here was a place for two Ukrainian specialists: a 37-year-old Alexander Babich (Chornomorets) and Roman Sanjar (Olympic) shared 3-5 places with their age-mate Alexander Nouri, coach of Werder (Germany). Below them are only two specialists: the coach of Mechelen (Belgium) Yannick Ferreira, who is 36, and the coach of Hoffenheim (Germany) Julian Nielsen, who is only 29.


The second table has a list of young coaches that have won the European club tournaments. There we also see Ukrainians: 36- year-old Valery Lobanovsky, with whom Dynamo won the Cup winners' Cup in 1975, divides the 6-7 places with Luis Fernandez, with whom the PSG celebrated victory in the same tournament in 1996.


Very interesting is the third table. There you can see the registry with 13 coaches under the age of 50 who have achieved success in the clubs of top 10 European leagues. The list includes the Shakhtar's head coach Paulo Fonseca, whose crew takes highest place in the Ukrainian Premier Liga, as well as Serhij Rebrov, whose Dynamo is in second place in UPL.


In the last table The Stats Zone prepared the registry of the great coaches of world football in the context of when they began professional careers. Legendary Lobanovsky here shares 1-2 places with another legend — Englishman Brian Clough, whose Nottingham Forest received the Champions Cup in 1979 and 1980: they both managed their first team at the age of 30.


As they say, "great is seen from afar" and it's nice to see that Western experts noted coaches, who work in Ukrainian football clubs. In this particular case they indicate a high professional level of trainers, which was confirmed in the 1970s and today. Managers who work in Liga Pari-Match, in particular Alexander Babich, Roman Sanzhar, Serhij Rebrov, Paulo Fonseca are recognized in the world, and many do not get tired to admire the great Valery Lobanovsky!

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