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|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
After retiring as a player, he managed Dutch clubs S.V.N., Rapid JC, Sparta, N.E.C., Feyenoord and Go Ahead Eagles as well as Indonesia. He won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord Rotterdam in the 1973–1974 season as well as the Eredivisie title.
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.
- Wiel Coerver (86) overleden - NU (in Dutch)
- Roda JC trainers aller tijden: Wiel Coerver 1965-1966 - Roda JC (in Dutch)
- WIEL COERVER OVERLEDEN - Sparta (in Dutch)
- Oud-trainer Wiel Coerver overleden - NEC (in Dutch)
- Oud-Feyenoord- en Sparta-coach Wiel Coerver overleden - Rijnmond (in Dutch)
- 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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