Before working with the French Football Association’s (FFF) youth teams, Jean-Luc Vannuchi enjoyed a playing career in the professional ranks of the game. He plied his trade in defence, most notably representing OGC Nice – with whom he lifted the French second-tier title in the 1993-1994 campaign – followed by spells at EA Guingamp, AS Cannes and Nîmes Olympique SC.
Part 1: career journey and a typical training camp
In the first part of the interview, Vannuchi looks back on the first steps of his coaching career and his appointment at the FFF. The France U17 head coach then goes on to discuss the key differences between coaching club and country, before explaining the range of tasks he performs at the FFF. Vannuchi rounds off the first part of the interview by outlining the players’ programme during their week-long training camp.
Part 2: importance of video analysis and learning methods
Given the limited time available during national-team training camps, Vannuchi comments on the importance he and his coaching staff attach to video analysis to accelerate players’ assimilation of playing concepts. The head coach also describes the make-up of his staff and the talent identification activities carried out by the French FA.