"I observe and coordinate practices, I analyze statistical data, I test methods and techniques, I advise using advanced tools". This is how Martin Buchheit described his role as performance manager at PSG. "Player performance includes a set of parameters, beyond those at work on the field," he added, on club media in 2018. Nutrition, sleep, the work environment, the medical follow-up, physical preparation (in the field and indoors), recovery or individualization of training are essential data to reveal the potential of each athlete and support him to his highest level. (…) With my team, I manage and monitor all of these parameters on a daily basis with a scientific perspective and approach. I work with professionals of course, but I also liaise with the other sections of the club to harmonize approaches. ”
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"Described", because the person concerned was removed from office according to information from L'Equipe . Our colleagues cite "the tensions of the season between the technical staff and the PSG performance sector" to explain this departure. Remember that 2019, both the end of the 2018-19 season and the start of a shortened 2019-20 fiscal year due to coronavirus, will have been marked by an avalanche of injuries. So much so that Thomas Tuchel struggled to put 18 names on his match sheets for a while ... Martin Buchheit's successor? His name has not been released, but the sports daily says he is an "Italian from the Aspetar hospital in Qatar." Note that the club with nine titles of champion of France has not (yet) confirmed the news. Martin Buchheit was appointed performance manager in 2014. With 20 years of experience in the field of physical preparation, he previously officiated at the Aspire Academy, in Doha, between 2009 and 2014.
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