Maruful Haque

‘Aspiring coaches must recognise the profession’s difficulty’

AKM Maruful Haque has been involved in coaching since the second edition of the professional football league in the 2008-9 season, but the country's lone UEFA A licence coach, along with other successful coaches such as Shafiqul Islam Manik, Saiful Bari Titu, and Julfikar Mahmud Mintu, have not been involved with top-fight football for the first time in the professional era due to the influx of foreign coaches. The 54-year-old successful coach, who has 11 titles and six runners-up trophies to his name, spoke to Anisur Rahman of The Daily Star about various aspects of the country's coaches and coaching. The excerpts of the conversation are as follows:

‘Well-organised league but lack of competition at top’

Ever since the introduction of professional football league in 2007, local coaches had been demanding disclosure of league fixtures ahead of time so that they could better prepare their sides.

December 9, 2023
December 9, 2023

‘Aspiring coaches must recognise the profession’s difficulty’

AKM Maruful Haque has been involved in coaching since the second edition of the professional football league in the 2008-9 season, but the country's lone UEFA A licence coach, along with other successful coaches such as Shafiqul Islam Manik, Saiful Bari Titu, and Julfikar Mahmud Mintu, have not been involved with top-fight football for the first time in the professional era due to the influx of foreign coaches. The 54-year-old successful coach, who has 11 titles and six runners-up trophies to his name, spoke to Anisur Rahman of The Daily Star about various aspects of the country's coaches and coaching. The excerpts of the conversation are as follows:

July 24, 2023
July 24, 2023

‘Well-organised league but lack of competition at top’

Ever since the introduction of professional football league in 2007, local coaches had been demanding disclosure of league fixtures ahead of time so that they could better prepare their sides.

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