Roy Hodgson believes coaches at the highest level should be as focused on adding to their own skills as they should be on player development.
Whether in training or during competitive matches, the England manager says that every football experience can offer a variety of unique opportunities for further development.
Hodgson, speaking at the Licensed Coaches' Club conference said: “If you are a football coach you should always be trying to learn really.
“Every training session that you do can be a learning curve for you because you are learning from the players, you are learning from mistakes, you are learning from what you see on the field.
“Sometimes players can do things that you have not thought about, so I think every training session is a learning session for you.”
A renowned scholar of the game who has coached in eight different countries, Hodgson also supportive of structured educational opportunities and was keen to stress how events such as The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club Conference provide the opportune environment for coaches to learn off one another.
“Coming to these courses it can only be beneficial because not only can you meet other people but you listen to other people talking and see other people working,” he continued.
“You learn a lot from your colleagues and the other people on the course.
“When you are discussing your problems and discussing your views on football they are bouncing ideas back to you and as a result you are picking things up.”
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