The purpose of this thesis is to present to the reader the tasks of the trainer, his
abilities, leadership styles and how the personality of the trainer influences his
The aim of research is to analyze the opinons of the members in the first and third
Slovenian football league about their trainers and to expose any significant differences.
The research was carried out using a descriptive method. A questionnaire was created
and forwarded to four different football clubs. Sixty football players were involved in the
survey. The respondents were from two first-division clubs – Celje and Domžale, and
two third-division clubs – Rogatec and Rogaška. The results were then analyzed in
detail, compared with each other and interpreted. Using the paired t-test it was
determined whether there are significant differences between opinions of the firstdivision
and the third-division football players regarding the quality of their trainers.
The research found that there are differences in opinion on the quality of trainers, in
particular in the field of training and teaching, as well as autocratic management,
somewhat less on positive feedback, and very small differences between assessments
of democratic management and social support.