Posted On May 12, 2017 by PUSC
In our continuing effort to raise the standard and level of our coaching staff, Placer United is proud to announce the hiring of former Al Ain FC goalkeeper coach and game analysis coach, Bashar Abduljalil. Al Ain FC is one of the largest and most successful soccer Clubs in the UAE, boasting a record 32 domestic titles, including 12 league titles. They also compete regularly in the Asian Champions League.
During the years Bashar was involved with Al Ain FC, the team won three league titles, one President’s Cup, one Super Cup, and reached the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League in 2013 and the final in 2016.
Bashar coached within the Academy system at Al Ain and was promoted to the men’s team where he worked with some high level players such as striker Ghanian World Cup player Asamoah Gyan (EPL and Sierra A), Slovakian World Cup player Miroslav Stoch (EPL, Eredivise and Turkish League) and UAE star midfielder Omar Addulrahman who was ranked the #1 player in Asia in 2012.
“To be able to attract a coach like Bashar, who has been involved for years at the highest levels of professional coaching and play, says a lot about our commitment to staff development and the direction we are going with Placer,” said Paul O’Brien, Director of Soccer Operations. “In the short time Bashar has been involved with some of our teams, he has made a tremendous difference by bringing his extensive soccer knowledge and experience, but also a high degree of professionalism as both a coach and player.”
Bashar has worked for some very experienced head coaches like Ziatko Dalic and Quique Sanches Flores, the current head coach of Espanyol. “I have no doubt he will be a great asset to the club and have a positive influence in the development of players within our club,” stated O’Brien.
Welcome Bashar! Go Placer!