7: Masterclass Episode 7 | 'Coaching is an experience job, it gets better over time,' Eelco Schattorie on many facets of football management


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Dutch manager Eelco Schattorie has been on the coaching and management side of football for close to 25 years. Right from overseeing the youth development sides to managing seniors teams in India, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, Schattorie has a wealth of experience when it comes to football management.
Schattorie's tryst with India started with Prayag United in 2012 when they used to play in the I-League. Later, he had stints at East Bengal and then in the Indian Super League (ISL) with NorthEast United and Kerala Blasters. In his only season with NorthEast, he ensured the club qualifies for the playoffs for the first time, winning the first-leg semi-final but eventually losing the tie 4-2 against Bengaluru FC. Last season, Schattorie was the head coach of Kerala Blasters but it was a disappointing campaign with Kerala finishing seventh and winning only four matches.

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