Mr. Minnaert possesses a UEFA PRO license, the highest and most prestigious coaching qualification in world football and has had a coaching career spanning 16 years and counting. He has coached in Spain, Maldives, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Rwanda and Kenya and speaks English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch. Ivan has played for ASSA Ronse and KSK Ronse in Belgium, FC Frasnes in France and KVC Jong Lede in Belgium. With regard to youth development, Ivan has an impressive success rate of training youth players who then secured professional contracts at the club. At CD Guadiaro, he won the Under-18 Championship and was a runner up in the Under-12 and Under-10 category, and 5 of his players debuted for the first team. At UD Tesorillo, his team finished 3 rd in the Under-18s and 5 th in the Under-14s and in total, 10 players made their debut for the first team. At AtleticoZabal, his team were champions in the Under-23 category and he oversaw 4 players get promoted to the first team. At Union Estepona, they finished 3 rd and 3 players were promoted to the first team. As a youth coordinator at Al-Ittihad in Libya, Ivan trained 7 players who went on to make it to the Libya Under-17 national tea squad. He has also held the role of Technical Co-ordinator at JCFA, a football academy in Accra, Ghana. Ivan has a lot of experience in youth coaching and the players are trained according to programmes designed by him.