Parramatta FC has announced the appointment of Jakob Tielman as its new Technical Director.
Mr Tielman has signed a three year contract with the the club.
He said: “I am delighted to have been given three years in which to develop a plan for this club with stepping stones taking account of the FFA curriculum and our own coaching philosophy.
“Ultimately, a club like Parramatta FC should be back in National Premier League 1, so the aim is to get young players into the club at the age of nine and then develop a core of players through youth and first grade teams.”
Tielman's experience includes:
• Coaching various levels of youth football since 1983 including elite football training at Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB: Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond) centre in Zeist for the Football District of Dordrecht – age group 14.
• Delivering Elite player coaching programs
• Delivering player development programs
• Ability to identify talented players
To assist Tielman, he is set to announce coaches who, he explains “have this philosophy to football development, who believe in the 1-4-3-3 formation, because that is what the FFA curriculum asks for, who understand the methodology like 1 v 1, passing and striking of the ball, running with the ball and the like so they can include that in their training and make players technically better.
“If we achieve that then I believe that Parramatta FC and football in Australia will go forward.”
Club Relations Manager Tony Nikolic said: “the signing of Jakob Tielman, on a three- year contract represents an exciting transformation for the development of football in Western Sydney.
“Our aim is to provide a world class football development program that will see Australian children develop under Jakob’s guidance so they can compete and succeed on the world stage."