As a former striker in the national league for FC Tyrol, Elvir has gained football experience on a high level and today he lives out his passion as a coach at the Axams football club in Tyrol after work. Listen to him in the interview.
Why soccer? What fascinates you about it?
Football is for me a balance for work, until 5 years ago I was active myself. Football is my passion – both active and passive.
You work as a trainer. How have the last few months been during Corona?
I train both the Axams / Grinzens fighting team and the 13- / 14-year-old youth players from Tyrol. For us, football is not just a physical training, it also has an important social function. During the Corona lockdown we had to take a break, we followed the legal requirements and trained at a distance. Everything has been running normally again since mid-June.
How do you combine work and football?
Training is three to four times a week, it always works out well after work and I can clear my head.
Football is a team sport. How do you see it at A1?
It is with football as with work, each and every one must contribute to improve together as a team. I benefit from team meetings and the exchange with my colleagues. I believe that in a functioning team everyone can learn something from the team and the team in return from every member.
Which soccer tricks help you in your job?
Football is also a good door opener in business. Sometimes you can quickly find a good start to a conversation, but ultimately it is our solutions that matter. At any rate, the same applies everywhere: Fair Play. ;-)
Who are you keeping your fingers crossed for?
My favorite team is definitely Liverpool. Cool players and also their coach Jürgen Klopp is a great role model for me.