Jon Cotterill: “Data cannot tell you everything”

Jon Cotterill: “Data cannot tell you everything”

Jon Cotterill is a South American football expert, television commentator and the author of the book “Anatomy of a football scout: an in-depth look at player recruitment”. Currently living in São Paulo, Brazil, he has been covering South American football since 2002 and has worked for FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation and the South American…

João Carlos Pereira: “A player has to be looked at in a multidimensional way” (Part II)

João Carlos Pereira: “A player has to be looked at in a multidimensional way” (Part II)

Photo credits: Swiss Football League   João Carlos Pereira has extensive experience as a head coach in incredibly diverse competitive contexts – Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, Qatar, and Kuwait. In the second part of this exclusive interview, he describes the operating dynamics at Aspire Academy, reflects on the significance of his youth football experience to his…

João Carlos Pereira: “Usually, I feel good as a coach if I have minimal resources” (Part I)

João Carlos Pereira: “Usually, I feel good as a coach if I have minimal resources” (Part I)

Photo credits: Grasshopper   João Carlos Pereira has extensive experience as a head coach in incredibly diverse competitive contexts – Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, Qatar, and Kuwait. In this first part of an exclusive interview, he tells us about how life contingencies led him to become a football coach, his initial contact with youth football, and…

Mariana Jaleca: “We are still light years away from receiving a salary equal to men”

Mariana Jaleca: “We are still light years away from receiving a salary equal to men”

Photo credits: Fenerbahçe   Mariana Jaleca is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for Fenerbahçe. At 24, she already has ample experience in international environments, such as the United States of America, Italy, and Finland. In this interview, the midfielder speaks about her childhood memories, the process of becoming a professional, evaluates her first months…