The transfers of footballers from Ekstraklasa to the Russian league are nothing new, we’ve got used to it. But transfers of club employees? Well, that’s new. Adam Owen, former coach of Lechia Gdańsk, may soon blaze the trail. Currently, Owen works in the scientific department of Lech Poznań and, as “Sky Sports” informs, he may go to Spartak Moscow.
The club in Wielkopolska opened a science department this fall. According to the intention, he was to analyze the preparation of the motor unit. The team was headed by Bartłomiej Grzelak, who worked at the Lech Academy. Adam Owen was hired as a consultant because of his experience: he worked as a trainer for the motor preparation of Rangers, Celtic Glasgow and the national team of Wales.
– We are looking for new solutions, new know-how when it comes to the motor preparation of footballers. We set off on this topic outside Poland and hired a coach, Antonin Cepek, in the first team. This cooperation after the preparatory period and the matches we have played so far has been going well. We believe that we are making steady progress when it comes to physical preparation. During the summer, we used a few new solutions in training, and even now, new elements appear in individual microcycles. And of course we praise it very much – said Tomasz Rząsa at the time.
After Lechia Gdańsk, Owen went on a trip around the world. But it was a journey full of work: he was an assistant at Chinese Hebei FC and a technical director at Seattle Sounders. Soon he can also add a stamp from Russia to his passport. According to “Sky Sports”, Owen is to become the new … coach of Spartak. So again, he would have to change his profession and slightly change the industry. A strange career, but well, at least Owen is not bored.