PPDA shouldn’t be used to measure the pressing intensity

Okay, maybe that title is too strong. I’m not sure. But I know that using a single data metric to value an off-ball action is incredibly vague and complex. Especially when we look at data,… Bekijk bericht

Ruud van Nistelrooij — PSV’s coaching profile

If you are a follower of Dutch football or the Champions League in general, you will have heard of it: Ruud van Nistelrooij is PSV’s new head coach. It was announced a few months ago,… Bekijk bericht

Mitchell van der Gaag — Excelsior years

Manchester United have employed Erik ten Hag as manager of the first team. There has been said and written enough about Ten Hag, but he is not coming alone. Alongside him, Steve McClaren and Mitchell… Bekijk bericht

Erik ten Hag at FC Utrecht: an elite coach in the making

With Erik ten Hag set to be appointed the next Manchester United manager, I thought it would be a good idea to look at Ten Hag’s experience in the Eredivisie. Now, everyone has looked at… Bekijk bericht

Mental health in football academies

I’ve been sitting on this particular topic for quite some time now. Why? Well, my experiences do tell me that the topic of mental health is a rather difficult one in the football industry. I… Bekijk bericht