I started my coaching education in March 2011 on a course of the German Football Association (GFA) with the B and A-License. Whilst I had a comeback as a player at Arsenal, I was doing my licenses in Munich. The first three days of the week I participated in the course, then I went back to London to train with the team. The B and A-License was a very valuable experience. It was presided over by Bernd Stöber, a very experienced coach and instructor of the German Federation. The curriculum comprised the basics of organization, training-sessions, methodology and practice on the pitch. We conducted it with local youth teams from Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich and Unterhaching, the third team in town. Psychological and medical aspects of the game were also part of this course, which was made especially for Ex-Professionals. Participants were Bernd Schneider, Stefan Effenberg, Thomas Strunz, Oliver Bierhoff, Oliver Kahn, Lars Ricken, Gerhard Poschner, Uwe Gospodarek and myself. After gaining the licenses, I decided to proceed with my Pro-License in Wales.