This week's Elite Club Coaches Forum will see the crème de la crème of European football management gather at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday and Friday.
On the confirmed list of attendees are 2007/08 UEFA Champions League-winning coach Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United FC), Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC) and Luiz Felipe Scolari (Chelsea FC), as well as FC Zenit St. Petersburg's UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup-winning coach Dick Advocaat, Claudio Ranieri (Juventus), Josep Guardiola (FC Barcelona), Jürgen Klinsmann (FC Bayern München), Claude Puel (Olympique Lyonnais), and Jesualdo Ferreira (FC Porto). The coaches will be given the opportunity to air their views on current trends and issues affecting the highest echelons of European club football.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the forum, which will be chaired by UEFA technical director Andy Roxburgh. In previous years, the pooling of the wealth of experience and expertise built up by the continent's best coaches has spawned ideas taken on board by UEFA and later integrated into its competitions.
Members of the media wishing to attend the post-forum press briefing, scheduled for 12:45 CET on Friday 5 September, and the opportunity for interviews with the participants (although none of the coaches invited are obliged to conduct interviews and therefore UEFA cannot guarantee such requests will be met), must inform UEFA in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 3 September at 17:00 CET, stating name, outlet and contact details.
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