Visiting Derby County in England
IFCS nurtures special relations to football in England
With the intention of bringing a small piece of Styria to the United Kingdom IFCS managing director Kian Walizadeh came to visit Derby County and carried along pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin seeds and beans from Styria. At the beginning of March he visited Derby County, currently playing in the English second division. Doing so IFCS presented itself as a competent partner for training camps in Styria.
President & chief executive Sam Rush and manager Steve McClaren were present at this meeting. Twenty years as a coach have made Steve McClaren an internationally renowned personality. He was the manager of FC Twente, VfL Wolfsburg and Newcastle United and served as the manager of the English national team between 2006 and 2007. In October 2016 he returned to Derby County to carry on where he had stopped two years before.
Furthermore, Walizadeh also visited the Derby County Football Academy, one of the most modern training facilities in England. He also got to see the Pride Park Stadium. On match days this season the Pride Park Stadium has been sold out almost every time with an average number of spectators of 29,000.