René Meulensteen

About Rene

UEFA Pro-license
Head Coach of Fulham FC, England
Head Coach of Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia
First Team Coach of Manchester United, England
Head Coach Brondby, Denmark
Youth Coach at NEC – Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • While at Manchester United
  • 4 Premier League titles
  • 3 Community Shield titles
  • 2 League Cups
  • UEFA League Champions
  • FIFA World Cup Champions (for clubs)

Rene Meulensteen created his player development philosophy and training program after studying the best players and the most successful teams in the world.  He found that good athletes in the U15 and over age groups did not meet the technical and tactical demands of the game and were unable to fulfill their potential.  Rene responded to this conclusion by creating a unique player development curriculum with the following goals in mind:

  • Develop creative confident players.
  • Teach players the skills needed to dominate the 1v1 situation.
  • Design age and stage appropriate training sessions.

Rene had great success and caught the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United. In 2001 Ferguson brought Rene into Manchester United’s famed youth academy to implement the very program that he created. The results were quickly noticed and success soon followed. Rene’s program was used to train players like Danny Welbeck (England International and current Arsenal FC player) and Tom Cleverly (current Aston Villa player). In 2008, Rene was promoted to “First Team Coach” by Sir Alex Ferguson.  Over the next five years Rene trained world famous players such as Ronaldo, Hernandez, Rooney while helping Manchester United gain four Premier League titles, three Community Shields, two League Cups, UEFA Champions League winners, and World Cup Champions (for clubs).

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