Miguel Llera Keen to Use His Wealth of Experience to Produce the Stars of the Future
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Miguel Llera Keen to Use His Wealth of Experience to Produce the Stars of the Future

Miguel Llera Keen to Use His Wealth of Experience to Produce the Stars of the Future

10:30 am Sunday, 14 July 2019 @BescotBanter  
Walsall's new Academy Manager Miguel Llera, who became the latest coach to join the club under Darrell Clarke, has spoken to club journalists and insisted he is confident his knowledge and experience can help develop players for the Saddlers’ first-team.
The 39-year-old Spaniard, who made over three-hundred and fifty appearances during a fifteen-year playing career, has spent the last few years developing his coach credentials, going on to earn his UEFA Pro, A and B licenses and a PDP Advanced Youth Awards.

Miguel, who played for the likes of Alicante, Gimnàstic, Charlton Athletic, and Sheffield Wednesday after progressing through the youth ranks at Recreativo, has held coaching positions with the Owls and more recently Chesterfield, where he helped seven players obtain professional contracts, something he is keen to continue with the Saddlers.

Speaking via iFollow Walsall, Miguel said; "I am really proud to be coming into this great club. I will do my best to bring this club back into League One and help the first-team manager by developing players for the first team.

"The club has the expectation to bring individuals into the first team and that’s why I have come in. I will do my best to transfer my knowledge and experience to the kids. I know what a player needs to be a footballer.

"This is what I did with my players at Chesterfield – I was really honest with them. I know my expectations of working with footballers, the standard they need to be footballers and I will make that really clear from the beginning with them.

"I will keep pushing them because I am a very demanding person in that I know how tough it is to be a footballer. All my life, I’ve been in football. I started to play at academy level and I believe it’s an advantage because I know what they are thinking, as I have been like them.

"I want to use my experience to help them, to try to understand what they think and find the best way to develop them.

"We need to create the right environment to develop players and my job will be pushing them as much as I can to get a contract for them."

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