This question came up in our exams. The Laws don't mention duties of the coach. I understand they aren't supposed to mention everything. But, there must be some common duties of the football coaches of different leagues and tournaments.

What are they?

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Assuming you are asking about head coach as management team of football club can have other coaches like fitness coach, goalkeeper coach and like. See: Chelsea FC management team

Responsibilities of a head coach in a professional football club usually include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Selecting the team of players for matches, and their formation.
  2. Planning the strategy, and instructing the players on the pitch.
  3. Motivating players before and during a match.
  4. Scouting for young players for eventual training in the youth academy or the reserves, and encouraging their development and improvement.
  5. Facing the media in pre-match and post-match interviews.
  6. Delegating duties to other coaching and medical staff.*

*The management of the team (coaching and medical staff) might be under the club board.

For more information read this wikipedia article.

1. Manager (association football)
2. What is the difference between a manager and a coach in case of a soccer team?


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