Arteta & Vieira Join FAW UEFA Pro Licence Expert Series

Two Premier League managers were among a range of experts from the world of football and business who shared their insights with our current crop of FAW UEFA Pro Licence coaches. 

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira delivered two of the eight workshops in our 2022 FAW UEFA Pro Licence Expert Series. 

Sony UK executive adviser Steve Dalton, Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale and Atalanta Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton were also among the speakers who shared their rich insights with the current Pro Licence group, that includes current Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti, former Cymru international Neil Taylor and former Pontypridd United head coach Jonathan Jones. 

The candidates will meet next Tuesday to Friday for a military leadership module led by former SAS Officers, who will teach the candidates about Decision Making, Prioritisation and Leadership under pressure.

2022 FAW UEFA Pro Licence Expert Series Sessions 

1) Patrick Vieira and Osian Roberts, Crystal Palace manager and assistant manager

2) Joao Sacramento, former Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma assistant manager

3) Tony Strudwick, FA Wales Head of Performance

4) Steve Dalton, Former Sony UK Managing Director

5) Kevin Thelwell, Everton Sporting Director

6) Michael Beale, Queens Park Rangers manager 

7) Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager

8) Lee Congerton, Atalanta Head of Recruitment

FAW Chief Football Officer Dr David Adams said: “The purpose of our expert insight series is to provide the pro licence candidates with a clear overview of the key stakeholders that support the head coach and coaching process, we are so grateful to all our contributors who enrich the learning environment.”

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