The UEFA ‘A’ license holder British tactician joined Bangladesh national team as new goalkeeping coach
Les Cleevely, former goalkeeping coach of several English Premier League clubs, looks forward for improving technical ability of the Bangladeshi goalkeepers to reduce fundamental mistakes.
The UEFA ‘A’ license holder British tactician joined Bangladesh national team as new goalkeeping coach after arriving in Dhaka Thursday alongside head coach Jamie Day. He replaces Bobby Mimms, who moved to East Bengal last month, ahead of FIFA friendlies against Nepal on November 13 and 17.
Honoured to be given the opportunity to become the goalkeeping coach for the Bangaladesh national team pic.twitter.com/wUTep4S3ie— Les Cleevely (@gkles) October 30, 2020
Cleevely spoke to media after two days in the national team training, “We have worked technically and given the goalkeepers enough confidence that they are still not afraid of making mistakes. By reducing nervousness they’ll be less likely to make fundamental mistaks.”
“If we can improve on that technical ability then the mistakes will be fewer and fewer. So the better they are technically the fewer mistakes but we need to do some concentrated works on them. Because like everything the more work we get into them the better, more capable and more confident they will be.”
“Everybody is very welcoming. I get to know the strong and weakness of goalkeepers and also get into work with Stuart [Watkiss] and Jamie. I’m looking forward to working with the goalkeepers more and get them into intensity they have worked, looking at their techniques, and working towards game situation.” said former goalkeeping coach of Tottenham Hotspur and academy and reserve team coach of Chelsea and Fulham.