Rangers appoint Zeb Jacobs as Academy director of coaching

The RANGERS are delighted to confirm the appointment of Zeb Jacobs as Head of Coaching within our Academy from January 1, 2022.

Zeb joined Royal Antwerp FC where he was Talent Coordinator and Head of Development at the Belgian Academy.

Jacobs brings with him a wealth of knowledge and education in the field of children’s pedagogy and is recognized as one of the brightest and most innovative young football educators in European football.

Zeb is a former young Belgian international player who, due to his innovative and modern practice, has been invited to transmit his teaching theories and his coaching methodology across the world.

Sporting Director Ross Wilson commented: “Since beginning my leadership of our Operation Football, I have remained consistent in my desire to work with Craig to advance our academy and player development.

“We had to establish a clear Rangers coaching profile on how we are going to teach and educate our young players, and for that profile to be incorporated into our football strategy. Additionally, we have sought to align our footballing identity across all of our teams and the progress we have made has been excellent.

“I am happy that we have continued to deploy our energies to continuously evolve all of this work and we will continue to do so in the future, always looking to see what we need to improve next.

“I have enjoyed all of my conversations and interactions with Zeb over the past few months and I am excited about what he will bring to Rangers. With Dave Vos joining our team last week, we have recruited two leading experts in the development of Rangers. talents and that can only be good for what we are building here at Rangers.

Head of the Academy, Craig Mulholland continued, “We are delighted to welcome Zeb to Rangers.

Ross and I, with the help of Michael Beale, set out to identify a modern and innovative coach and coach educator who pushes boundaries, thinks differently and would be essential in helping us create Rangers players. able to excel in the future game.

“We spoke with several coaches across Europe before finally choosing Zeb because we believe his understanding of how young people learn and his creative teaching methodologies will allow us to develop coaches and curricula. .

“This will translate into exciting and creative 1v1 dominant players forming a Rangers identity. This appointment is one of the next steps in an exciting evolution of our Academy.

“We felt it was important that in order to produce more Nathan Patterson and execute on our ambitious new strategy, we identify someone who we are passionate about and who matched our clear vision.

“We look forward to Zeb starting the New Year and inspiring our great staff and talented Academy players.”

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