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UEFA technical observers

UEFA technical observers
Technical observers Ginés Meléndez and Romeo Jozak ©Domenic Aquilina

UEFA technical observers

UEFA fielded a two-man technical team at the final tournament in Malta:

Romeo Jozak is a former winger who, having earned his PhD in kinesiology at Zagreb university, is now technical director and board member at the Croatian Football Federation (HNS). He is also head of technical development with responsibility for overseeing the country's age-limit teams and women's football. He is a UEFA and FIFA coach instructor and a regular speaker at UEFA coaching events but, at the final tournament in Malta, was making his debut as technical observer.

Ginés Meléndez is current technical director of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), switching to the role after a distinguished record as coach of the Spanish squads which have been dominant forces in age-group football in recent times. Regarded by his colleagues as a youth development 'guru', he has led Spain to European and world finals. At the Spanish national association since 2002, he combines his deep involvement in youth development with the role of director of the national coaching school, while also acting as a UEFA and FIFA coaching instructor.