The late Rinus Michels, FIFA's Coach of the Century, offers his unique insight into the process of 'teambuilding'. All the chapters are interspersed with examples from Michels' personal experiences as a trainer. At the same time he gives a reference framework for everyone who is, on a daily basis, involved with the team building process: from professional and youth coaches to managers in the business world. Because of these unique examples, most of which were never published, this will be a fascinating book for anyone involved in a team building process.
Why we believe this book is important
Rinus Michels was the creative genius who developed the inspirational 'total football' game style that transformed Dutch football and created the foundation for modern Barcelona teams. This book gives important insights and thought processes needed to develop the framework of an outstanding team game style. This book will inspire those coaches who have aspirations to be the very best they can be
- Roger Wilkinson
About the author
For over 35 years, Rinus Michels was involved in the absolute top of international soccer. The FIFA Coach of the Century developed the principles of "Total Soccer", first at Ajax Amsterdam and then with the Dutch National Team during World Cup '74. His credentials as the coach of Ajax, FC Barcelona, FC Koln, and the Dutch National Team are unmatched in the history of the sport.