Kevin Muscat has spent two days this week in quality company, attending the second AFC Elite Club Coaches Forum in Shanghai.
The Melbourne Victory head coach was one of several coaches who returned for the second edition, and told the-afc.com of the positives from the event.
“We will listen to some of the great coaches, not only of Asia, but also of the world.
“Last year was enlightening with some outstanding discussions on key aspects of the game – both on and off the pitch.
“I think everyone who attends these gatherings leaves with a greater understanding of some of the technical developments that are coming into the game across Asia.”
In addition to Muscat, coaches from Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, China PR, Korea Republic and Japan have all attended.
The gathering of elite coaches is an important forum for the AFC.
“It gives the coaches from all the top clubs a chance to share ideas, innovations and, in some cases, their challenges,” said AFC Technical Director, Andy Roxburgh.
“They have the chance to make suggestions on the future direction of elite club football in Asia and an input into the structure and format of the AFC’s top club competition. They can also look at some of the new technical developments in the world game.”