FIFA’s new Technical Leadership Diploma, which aims to become the “globally recognised qualification” for technical leaders working in the game, has been launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Twenty-four participants from member associations and confederations across the globe came together at the Brazilian FA (CBF) Training Centre for the first block of the unique Level 6 qualification.
The role of the technical leader is crucial to the future of football and one we believe should have greater recognition,” said Steven Martens, FIFA Director of Global Football Development.
“Over the last few years, FIFA has been working closely with member associations to develop a number of programmes, such as the Talent Development Scheme (TDS).
“The successful implementation of these programmes relies on the expert leadership of technical leaders. So, naturally, we want to support, develop and work alongside technical leaders to help them become the very best they can be and, as a result, help develop the game,” added Martens.