About Gerard Nus
Gerard is a football coach based in Barcelona
(UEFA Pro License and Sport Science Degree)
Gerard Nus is a football coach that has worked for many clubs and national teams in different countries, with experience in the Premier League with Liverpool FC and Brighton Hove Albion FC (England), in the K-League with Jeonnam Dragons (South Korea), in the A-League with Melbourne Heart & Melbourne City (Australia), for Ghana National Team, Elche CF (Spain), Rayo Vallecano (Deputy technical director), Rayo OKC (US as Head Coach). Lately Nus worked as head coach of Irtysh Pavlodar FC (Kazakhstan Premier League).
Gerard's career began aged just 14 when he worked as an assistant coach at various football camps for RCD Espanyol. His desire to be involved in coaching grew and at the age of 16 he completed a one year coaching course to get the Federation Football Coaching Level 1 (Spanish Federation). The following year, he completed his Level 2 coaching certificate, increasing his chances of getting involved in higher level coaching. At the time, the Spanish Federation organised 3 main coaching courses: Level 1 qualified coaches to train academy teams; Level 2 qualified you to work with youth teams up to 3rd division level teams; and Level 3 gave coaches the qualification to coach first division teams and national teams. It was at the age of 22 when Gerard completed his Level 3 coaching certificate in Huesca (Province of Aragon, near Zaragoza). But Gerard wanted to further his studies in football and sport, so he began a degree in Sport Science at age 18 and completed it four years later.
Gerard had always balanced his studies with playing football. But it was in the first year of university when he sustained a complicated ankle injury that meant his career in football would have to be fulfilled from the sidelines. It was at that point when he fully dedicated himself to coaching youth teams.
During his fourth year of university, he completed his final coaching certificate (UEFA Pro-A) in the town of Huesca. At the same time, he also taught at the Catalan School of Coaches (Escuela Catalana de Entrenadores) and worked for UE Rapitenca (a team in the Spanish Third Division) alongside Albert Viñas. The next season, Gerard started working at Nastic de Tarragona alongside Kiko Ramírez, but just a few months later he moved to England, to Liverpool FC's prestigious football academy. The following season he became part of the first team and reserve coaching staff.
Without a doubt, this was the best school for a continuous and constant education, which he would later complement with his work as assistant for Chunnam Dragons (1st Division Team in South Korea) alongside the manager, Hae Soung.
After this great experience in Asia, Gerard published a book "Warm up in football: training sessions & matches", which has been already translated into English and Korean. The book's foreword was written by the prestigious football manager, Rafael Benítez, his former boss at Liverpool FC.
In the 2012-2013 season, Gerard worked at Brighton & Hove Albion FC (English Championship Team) as Head of Academy Coaching. By that time, he had the great chance to work close to another successful and knowledgeable manager, Gustavo Poyet.
Gerard has participated in IX Congresso International de Futebol ISMAI near Porto, Portugal. April 2013.
In the 2013-2014 season, Gerard worked as assistant coach at Melbourne Heart (A-League), 1st australian soccer division.
On Thursday 22 of April 2014, Gerard Nus presents his professional tool for coaching. The App is called "Efficiency Match" and allows you to design and organise your training sessions and football matches from your iPad. The Official presentation took place at Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou.
On Thursday 4 of September 2014 Gerard Nus has been awarded with " Sport Coach 2014" by Reus Town Hall (Sports' Councilman).
Nowadays Gerard works for the Catalan TV (Esports 3 / TV3) based in Barcelona city commentating and analysing some Champions League games.
Gerard works for the Ghana Football Association in the technical staff assisting Avram Grant (Head Coach). During the African Cup of Nations (Equatorial Guinea 2015) the team achieved the Final but lost it by penalties against Cote d'Ivoire. Nus had a great and successful time with the Black Stars.
Gerard worked simultaneously for Elche CF (Spain) under Ramon Planes (Elche CF Chief Sports Director). Mr. Planes worked for RCD Espanyol for four years and so many other teams around the country.
Gerard finished his contract at Elche CF. Nus did not have intention to negotiate a contract extention with Elche CF as the Technical Director, Mr. Ramon Planes, left the Club at the end of 2015-16 season.
Efficiency Match presentation
From Right to Left:
- Jordi Sunyer (TV3 Journalist)
- Albert Puig (Former FC Barcelona Technical Academy Director)
- Stuart Gelling (Former Liverpool FC Academy Director)
- Josep Gombau (Adelaide United Head Coach)
- Jaime Bocio (Co-Owner of EM)
- Gerard Nus
On July 2016 Gerard Nus signed a 2 years contract for Rayo Vallecano of Madrid as Assistant Technical Director under Mr. Ramon Planes.
On August 2016 Gerard has been named new Head Coach of Rayo OKC (Nasl-USA). The soccer club is owned by Mr. Raul Martín Presas (Rayo Vallecano Chairman).
The team has been so successful achieving the NASL Championship Semifinal. Rayo OKC finished with 10 games unbeaten and 5 straight win games.
After the season the team has been dismissed.
On December 2016 Gerard Nus joined the Black Stars for the African Cup of Nations (Gabon 2017). The team have achieved the Semifinals.
Then Gerard came back and reported back to Rayo Vallecano of Madrid. Nus worked as deputy technical director until 21st of December when he joined Irtysh Pavlodar FC as Head Coach (Kazakhstan Premier League).
After 7 games in charged, Nus left the club with game record of 3 win games (2 home games won and 1 away cup game won played in Taraz); 1 draw (away game); and 3 lost games (1 home game against Astana FC and 2 away games).
On December 2018, Gerard agreed to become Methodology Technical Director of AFC Eskilstuna (Sweden). Gerard works as football adviser to the Swedish club.