Pune: Pune FC's newly appointed head coach Mike Snoei on Saturday stressed on promotion and development of youth at the club in the coming years.
"Our main objective is to develop youngsters at the club. In this season, you will see good young players getting a fair chance in the first team. Striking the right balance is of utmost importance," Snoei said in his first official press conference since taking charge of Pune FC.
"I have done my research and want to help the club to take the next step. Our collective goal is to develop youngsters. Our academy has done a fantastic job over the past couple of years winning consecutive Under-20 I-League championships," the Dutchman explained.
On his targets at the club, Snoei said that he would be signing good foreign players to complete the squad and then come up with realistic goals.
"We hope to create a right mix of youth and experienced players. This, in turn, will create a situation wherein youngsters will learn with quality players. A good overall football program will help create a better future for the club," he 49-year-old stated.
Snoei said that being brought up through a Dutch system he was comfortable employing a similar brand of attractive football at Pune FC.
"In Netherlands, we grow up wanting to play attractive offensive football with proper methods. Every country has a different culture and a way of playing. But it all depends on the team and adaptation," he said.
"We have the basic targets in our mind and if we work in a proper system with patience we will definitely achieve them. However, primarily, we would like to play attractive football and try to win trophies with it," he said.