TOP club coaches discuss future developments in Asian football

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Club Coaches Forum concluded in Shanghai on Thursday with the top Asian coaches agreed on the need to continue to grow and improve AFC’s top club competitions and the vital role the forum plays in that objective. Mirko Jelicic, the PFC Lokomotiv Tashkent coach represented Uzbekistan.

The forum discussed the similarities and differences between the AFC Champions League and the UEFA Champions League as well as innovations to continue the progress of Asia’s leading club competition, in line with the AFC’s stated Vision and Mission to deliver top-class competitions and develop teams that can compete on the world stage.

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The coaches also gave their opinions on the use of video assistance for referees, additional assistant referees (introduced at the AFC Champions League quarter-final stage), crisis management, player motivation, actual playing time and simulation.