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Ferguson says soccer needs to deal with complexities

Sep 7, 2015 UEFA recently held a forum for elite club coaches. The meeting, which held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland featured discussions on the laws of the game, respect for match officials and football’s latest trends.

Speaking at the event, former Manchester United manager and current UEFA coaching ambassador, Sir Alex Ferguson said:

“I think the important thing is that it shows that UEFA are interested in the opinions of coaches in the Champions League and the UEFA – the Europa League. That’s one thing. But I think for the coaches, for instance when new coaches come, I think it’s important to lean on the experience of people like Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Arsène Wenger, these guys have had hundreds of games at a European level and the experience they can share with these young coaches is also an important thing”

The 73 year old Scot went on to say:

“But also I also think to have a communication with each other about the complexities of our industry, because it is quite a severe and result-based industry, which we really need to deal with.”

Former referee Pierluigi Collina said:

“From time to time that there are some overreactions on the field of play from some players, from some teams’ tactics or behaviour and also from, from benches. So these are the three fields we want to tackle, the three aspects we want to tackle, recommending the referees to be very careful in dealing with these.”

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