News 19.11.2009

Adrián Guľa – New Head Coach of AS Trenčín

Head coach until the end of the fall part as yet.

A lot of changes took place in the coaching team of AS Trenčín last Friday. Vladimír Koník finished his mission and Adrián Guľa moved to the position of the head coach. We asked the new coach a couple of questions.

How did you react to the information that you are becoming the head coach?

“It was an unexpected offer. I did not have much time to think about it and decide. It was a difficult decision to make. I actively cooperated with Vlado Koník. I was trying to provide a quality service to him and to the players. And, all of a sudden, I was to become his successor. I had gone through a lot of discussions before I finally took the decision. Of course, I also consulted with Vlado as well as with Mr. Rybníček. I eventually agreed. I want to help the players, the club, and all of the people who support me here.“

You became the head coach overnight. How different is your every day work now?

“It went all very quickly. I may fully realize some things after some time only. The most significant change is that I have been just one member of the coaching team so far. I am now the one who is responsible for all decisions. However, the opinions of my colleagues in the coaching team will be very important for me. Another difference is that as an assistant I was only responsible for certain parts of the training process – warm up exercises, standard situations, individual trainings etc. Naturally, I am now in charge of the whole process starting with the pre-training briefing all the way to the regeneration. Also the system things as well as nominations will be now exclusively my responsibility. I will have to deal with some things continuously. I have not gone through a match game and post-game trainings as a head coach so far.“

What have been your first steps in the position of the head coach?

“The first training went with minimum changes according to the plans of my predecessor. We had a model game on Saturday in which I used several players from the U19 team. We wanted to send a signal that something is changing. The players simply must feel that something has happened here. I was carefully observing the reactions of the players during the game. Their reactions are very important impulses for us. Our steps so far have been rather operative. On Monday we set down and prepared the plan of the week the capstone of which will be the Saturday’s match game in Rimavská Sobota.“

Your closest colleagues in the coaching team are Roman Hodál and the coach from the Netherlands Leo van Veen. How is your mutual cooperation?

“Leo van Veen is an experienced coach. He is in Trenčín to help us. Coaches are often bound with the need to gain points and that is why they sometimes overlook some important things. It is good that we have someone to observe things objectively. His different point of view will also be supported by the fact that he will be watching the games from the dedans. This view is very different from the one from the bench.“

For how long did you sign the contract as a head coach?

“The agreement with the general manager so far is that I will be the head coach by the end of the fall part of the season. We will get back to the agreement after the upcoming three games. We will evaluate my work and take further steps accordingly. I am however not worried so much about what will happen then. I am now fully concentrating to help the team as much as I can in the remaining fall games.“

Author: ms, ek
Games schedule
Fortuna league, 19. round, 15.2.2020
AS Trenčín - MFK Zemplín Michalovce
Fortuna league, 18. round, 7.12.2019
FC Nitra vs AS Trenčín
# Team Score Points
1. ŠK Slovan Bratislava 42:11 45
2. MŠK Žilina 29:15 35
3. FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda 29:22 35
4. MFK Ružomberok 22:23 25
5. MFK Zemplín Michalovce 24:23 23
6. FC Spartak Trnava 22:23 23
7. FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce - Vráble 18:20 23
8. AS Trenčín 29:29 21
9. FK Senica 22:30 19
10. ŠKF Sereď 17:26 18
11. FC Nitra 14:29 15
12. FK Pohronie Žiar nad Hronom Dolná Ždaňa 19:36 14

complete standings

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