The 13th UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum will be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on the afternoon of Wednesday 31 August and the morning of Thursday 1 September. It will be an opportunity for leading European club coaches to discuss the latest trends in the club game and to express their views on the major issues affecting top club football.
A number of Europe's premier coaches have been invited and among those who have confirmed their attendance are: Josep Guardiola (FC Barcelona), Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United FC), André Villas-Boas (Chelsea FC), Roy Hodgson (West Bromwich Albion FC), Rémi Garde (Olympique Lyonnais), Didier Deschamps (Olympique de Marseille), Massimiliano Allegri (AC Milan), Ralf Rangnick (FC Schalke 04), Thomas Schaaf (SV Werder Bremen), Frank de Boer (AFC Ajax), Jorge Jesus (SL Benfica), Gian Piero Gasperini (FC Internazionale Milano), Felix Magath (VfL Wolfsburg), Vítor Pereira (FC Porto), Mircea Lucescu (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Unai Emery (Valencia CF), Thorsten Fink (FC Basel 1893) and Rudi Garcia (LOSC Lille Métropole).
Members of the media wishing to attend the post-forum press briefing, scheduled for Thursday 1 September at 12.30CET, must inform UEFA in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before midday on Tuesday 30 August, stating their name, outlet and contact details.
The UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum was first held in 1999 and is an annual event where Europe's foremost club technicans are invited to share their experiences and opinions on a variety of issues relating to the state of the game at the highest level.
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