Hello! I’d like to introduce myself!
I'm an international Football Coach, with an UEFA-A coaching license and Master's degree in Sport Science.
Currently I am Head of Performance at Chelsea FC Women in the staff of Manager Emma Hayes.
In the past 15 years, I have worked for 7 teams and 1 national team in 8 countries (Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Russia, Cyprus, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and UK) and 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Oceania).
I’ve assisted Belgian Manager Frank Vercauteren in KRC Genk (2007-2011), Al Jazeera FC (2011-2012), FC Krylia Sovetov Samara (2014-2017) and Al-Batin FC (2018), I was Assistant/Fitness Coach in the staff of Portuguese Manager Carlos Queiroz in Iran (2012-2013), in the staff of Dutch Manager Mario Been in APOEL FC (2017) and in the staff of Dutch Manager Darije Kalezic in Wellington Phoenix (2017-2018).
Everywhere I’ve worked, I’ve introduced the Football Periodisation Model as a tool to improve performance and reduce injuries, taking all external factors into account. The playing style of the manager is always the starting point!
I’m proud to have been part of teams that achieved multiple goals like winning the Championship & Supercup with KRC Genk (2010-2011), being part of the qualification (2012-2013) of Iran for the World Cup 2014 and winning the FNL Championship and promotion to the Russian Premier League with KS Samara (2014-2015).
I'm proud to be the Ambassador for Voetjebal Belgium since 2016. Voetjebal is a 'play and learn' concept for kids from 2 to 5 years old.
The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice!
I am the current Head of Performance at Chelsea FC Women.
In the past 15 years, I have worked as an Assistant/Fitness Coach for 7 top-division teams and 1 national team in 8 countries and 3 continents.
Al Jazira FC
Iran National Team
Krylia Sovetov Samara
Al Batin FC
Chelsea FC Women (2019-...)
I advise several federations, clubs, coaches and players (both at amateur and professional level) focused on Periodisation (team, individual, rehab, academy) but also on Strength Training, Youth Football, Rehabilitation, Data Management, Nutrition/Hydration/Suppletion and Recovery Strategies, always with football as the starting point.
I'm one of the official worldwide WFA instructors and closely work together with Raymond Verheijen.
I’ve also been an instructor at the coaching courses C, B, A and Pro at the Belgian Football Coach Education.