Wiel Coerver lifts the UEFA Cup in 1974
|Date of birth||3 December 1924|
|Place of birth||Kerkrade, Netherlands|
|Date of death||22 April 2011(aged 86)|
|Place of death||Kerkrade, Netherlands|
|1976–1977||Go Ahead Eagles|
Wiel Coerver (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋil ˈkur.vər]; 3 December 1924 – 22 April 2011) was an association football manager from the Netherlands and the developer of the Coerver Method, a football coaching technique. He won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord Rotterdam in the 1973–1974 season.
The Coerver Method is a football coaching technique which Coerver created. By analysing videotapes of various great players including Pelé, he devised a new concept in football which advocates that skill could not only be inherent with the young players but could also be passed on in a comprehensive academic way. Under this technique, players progress in a structured manner, pyramidal, from basics of ball mastery to a tactically driven group attack. They would be exposed to the other essentials like Receiving and Passing, Moves (1v1), Speed and Lethal Finishing.
- Feyenoord mourn former coach Wiel Coerver by Berend Scholten on UEFA.com, 22 April 2011
- Tamis, Theo (22 April 2011). "Dutch soccer guru Wiel Coerver dies (86)". Radio Nederlands Worldwide. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
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