Jul 30th 2021
Written by The Coaching Manual
The new SPAL manager Pep Clotet provides a fantastic 3-part session based around the principles of Press, Cover and Balance in the latest instalment of our Masterclass series filmed in partnership with the League Managers Association.
Josep Clotet Ruiz (Pep Clotet) has vast experience coaching and managing across Spain, England, Sweden, Norway and more recently in Italy. He started his coaching journey in his native country Spain where he began coaching at UE Cornellà in his early 20s before moving on to work as a Youth coach at RCD Espanyol.
Clotet’s other notable experience include his assistant manager roles with Leeds United and Swansea City as well as managing Birmingham City for a short period before moving on to Italian Football. He is currently the manager of Serie B team SPAL.
The session is made up of three progressive skill practices each of which focuses on conveying the importance of covering when defending as a unit.
Here’s what our Head of Content Lee Fletcher had to say about the session:
“Pressing is something that is discussed a lot in the game these days. However, Pep Clotet adds the real detail of how to cover and press, anywhere on the field. I love this session as it is very simple to follow but allows the coach to add as much or as little detail as they want, depending on the level and age of their players”
You can watch the full session here.
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