Updated: Sep 24, 2020
We Welcome the new Gaffer and pick his brain on the challenge ahead
The Bastion Insider:- How have you found the transition from eleven aside to futsal?
Chris Currer:- "My transition to date has been smooth as i could have hoped for so far. Since coaching in futsal i have become acutley aware that this version of the game essentially cuts out the nonsense of eleven aside and takes the game back to its core skills, whilst simultaneously enabling every player involved, more time on the ball, enabling them to improve at a greater pace in their all round game. Football whether it's futsal or eleven aside is geared around transition. You either have the ball or you don't and it is how effective you are in both instances, whether you succeed or not. Having this in mind , the speed at which this game flows, coupled with the emphasis on tactical break down that, i believe gives the futsal game the edge over eleven aside".
The Bastion Insider:- How do you feel about your final squad selection for the 2020/2021 Season?
Chris Currer:- "Last season was a very successful season overall for the club. Zoca's first season in the Premier and they managed to stay in the division. Any team being promoted would be happy with that outcome. Now in order to make the jump, from a club that is happy to stay up, to becoming a more competitive outfit, some changes have needed to be made. Letting players go is never an easy task as the club got to where it is through the efforts of all players involved the season before, but i have to say i am very pleased with our recruitment this summer. Bringing in the players we have, coupled with the core group of players from last season i feel will put us in good stead for the season. We have a lot of work to do to get where i feel we need to be, but this squad of players is more than capable of rising to the challenge and i am very excited for what lies ahead".
"Football whether it's futsal or eleven aside is geared round transition. You either have the ball or you don't and it is how effective you are in both instances whether you succeed or not"
The Bastion Insider:- From your experiences as an eleven aside coach what would you say are vital traits to the development of a successful team?
"Positive dressing room
Commitment to training and a good work ethic
A will to learn
If these 3 things are adhered to, success is only a matter of time away".
The Bastion Insider:- Zoca avoided relagation from Premier last season, what would be your hopes for the upcoming season?
Chris Currer:- "First and foremost when thinking of where Zoca was last season, we must set targets that are realistic to acheive. With this in mind, i feel that a mid table finish (5th-6th) with a solid cup run would make for a great platform to develop further from. Ultimately, football is a results based game, but if we do lose, then i hope to see that what we have worked on in training sessions, is taken on board by players and staff alike".
"We have a lot of work to do to get where i feel we need to be, but this squad of players is more than capable of rising to the challenge and i am very excited for what lies ahead".
The Bastion Insider:- Do you look up to any coaches / managers for inspiration?
Chris Currer:- "Klopp is an idol of mine. Not just because i am a Liverpool fan, but the understanding he has for the most minute of details and how this can effect the mindset of a player is second to none. His management of each player has to be admired too. He understands how different players respond to different methods of encouragement, whether it be an arm around the shoulder or a shout here and there. As well as trust he shows in his seasoned players to lead by example and take the younger players under their wing. These are all aspects of my management i look to address every session i lead and i can only hope to have a similar effect on my team in the months and years to come".