Speaking in a press conference today ahead of his team’s Coupe de France clash with Lyon, Marseille boss André Villas-Boas revealed that 30-year-old Spanish central defender Alvaro Gonzalez, currently on loan at OM from Villarreal, has already begun his coaching badges.
“He has an ensemble of exceptional qualities, tactics, like the leader of an organisation. He has an understanding of the game, he has already begun his coaching badges, he is at Level B, he still needs to do A and then the pro level. He commands his defensive line, knows when to retreat, to put the opponent in an offside position, anticipate things, close down spaces. He plays for the totality of these details.”