The former goalkeeper of Spanish Victor Valdes was known as the 2010 World Cup’s champion in South Africa as well as the Polish-Ukrainian European Championship 2012. He has now entered the field of coaching which is his first experience. Victor coaches at the Moratalaz sports school which is a club situated in the southern part of Madrid. His work here primarily aims at training adolescents and children. As per him, it is an interesting stage as it’s always good to start with kids. The goalkeeper is currently taking care of the Youth A team.
The initial days of work began with sport success as the team was with Madrid Youth Cup. It is a pre-season match where in teams from different regions took part such as Alcorcon, Leganes, and Atletico de Madrid. In addition, there were guests, which included the national team in Yokohama. The 36 year old received his UEFA A and B license and it gives a green signal to train youth category teams post completion of a 6 week course for participants who belonged to the Spanish team and played a minimum of 8 seasons in the Premier League.
“Valdes always had a fascination to begin his coaching career soon as he took retirement from football. “And now that he has started, it seems that it would certainly make him climb the ladder of success which would help him to consider his dreams. The 36 year old was made to enroll the coaching course same as Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez. He has been qualified after which the license was awarded to him. During his period of studying, there was first hand coach training given to him as he closely monitored and participated in training sessions of Asier Garitano with Leganes towards the end of the season. Valdes retired in 2017 but keeps up his spirits high with his coaching sessions.