Football Manager 2013 Staff Recommendation: Head of Youth Development
A part of our Football Manager 2013 Staff recommendations
The Head of Youth Development is one of several new staff roles in Football Manager 2013 and could be compared to the Director of Football except from being responsible for youth players only.
Some of the staff responsibilities for the Director of Football could be handled by your Head of youth Development staff member.
For a successful player development and youth development program you should consider to hire a good Head of Youth Development, as he will supervise the youngsters both in training and give you feedback on their training progress.
In this post we will reveal some of the most important staff attributes when signing the Head of youth development staff member for your team.
This article will also give you more information about his responsibilities and how you could take advantage of your excellent head of youth development, for the benefit of a good player development.
The Head of Youth Development staff responsibilities
Before you decide to sign a Head of Youth Development staff member it is wise to consider if you really need one, as many of his responsibilities can be handled by you (the manager), your excellent Assistant manager or the Director of football. If you are managing a lower league club it can be very favorable to sign a Head of Youth Development staff member, as you are short of funds.
By developing your own youth talents you can save money on purchasing already established first team players, and earn money by selling good talents to better clubs.
Other Reasons to buy a Good Head of Youth Development Backroom Staff member:
- A specific staff to supervise and monitor the progress of youth players only (under-18, Under-19, under-20).
- Generally cheap in reference to wages and transfer fee.
- He will be one of the youth coaches and may cover one or more training categories.
- His scouting/nation knowledge will influence in future youth intakes, which may give you regens/newgens from his nation of origin.
- His personality could rub onto the youth talents in the aim of developing professional and determined players for the future.
As part of youth development it would be more advantageous to sign a Head of Youth Development instead of an expensive Director of Football. But lets take a closer look at the staff responsibilities for the Head of Youth Development staff member.
- Finds and make offers for young players of the future
- Finalize signings for young players of the future
- Finds a new club for unwanted Youth Team players or players listed for loan
- Decide which Youth Team players' contract to extend and handle contract negotiations
- Brings youth team players into the club and informs you on their development
Important Staff attributes for the Head of Youth Development Staff member
As the Head of Youth Development backroom staff member can handle coaching it is important to check out my guide to how to find the best coaches in Football Manager.
As the Head of Youth Development may be responsible for several tasks in regard to the youth team he will require many of the same staff attributes similar to the Director of Football. In additional he may be able to bring in youth talents from all over the world.
A good Head of Youth Development backroom staff member would require:
Level of Discipline
Working with Youngsters
Judging Player Potential
It is also important to look at his personality and scouting knowledge in regard to youth intake. Tactical Coaching is also one of the required staff attributes for a good defensive and attacking coaching category in Football Manager. If you want him to spot new talents from all over the world and let him finalize the signings of them it is important that he has a good reputation; preferably above national.
To help you find the best Head of Youth Development staff members, we can provide you a staff search filter and a brief list of some of the best Head of Youth Development staff members in Football Manager 2013.
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We have previously given you the list of the best youth coaches in Football Manager 2013, now it's time to reveal the best head of Youth Development backroom staff members in Football Manager 2013.
Please note that some of the staff attributes may change from save to save.
|Name (Age)||Club||Judging PA||Working w/
|Luiz Fernando Moraes (45)||Santos||20||20||Not tested||Defending||Resolute|
|Newton Motta (62)||Bahia||20||20||4||Attacking||Determined|
|Fermo Favini (76)||Atalanta||20||20||Not tested||Not tested||Model Professional|
|Phil Cannon (52)||Blackburn||19||20||4||Overall||Balanced|
|Bruno Conti (57)||Roma||19||20||Not Tested||Not Tested||model Prof.|
|Thomas Albeck (56)||Stuttgart||19||20||Not Tested||Attacking,
|Orestes Portolan (38)||Internacional||19||19||Not Tested||Not Tested||Determined|
|Rodolfo Borrell (41)||Liverpool||18||20||4,5?||Shooting,
|Tony Carr (62)||West Ham||18||20||Not Tested||Attacking||Professional|
|Patrick Rampillon (57)||Stade Rennais||18||20||Not Tested||Not Tested||Fairly Loyal|
|Matthew Crocker (42)||Southampton||18||18||Not Tested||Not Tested||Fairly Prof.|
|Bernhard Peters (52)||Hoffenheim||17||20||5||Fitness
(4,5 Tact., Def.)
|Brian McClair (48)||Man Utd||17||19||Not Tested||Not Tested||Professional|
|Volker Kersting (43)||Mainz||17||19||Not Tested||Not Tested||Fairly Loyal|
|Liam Brady (56)||Arsenal U18||17||19||4||Tactics||Prof.|
|Eamon Mulvey (45)||Man Utd||17||20||Not Tested||Ball Control||Prof.|
|Roberto Samaden (46)||Inter||17||20||Not Tested||Not Tested||Balanced|
|Sammy Lee (53)||Bolton U18||16||16||Not tested||Fitness||Fairly Loyal|
|Stephane Roche (41)||Olympique Lyonnais||15||17||Not Tested||Ball Control||Fairly Prof.|
|Hans Westerhof (63)||Pachuca||12||14||Attacking||Fairly Det.|
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