A national coach is the elected manager of a national team. This manager stays in function for two seasons, under normal circumstances, after which new elections are held to elect a new national coach. For the duration of his office, the current national coach has also access to the national coaches' conference.
A national coach chooses a trainer, decides which players are on the squad and makes line-ups for the qualification or World Cup matches. Furthermore this person is also responsible for arranging friendlies for their national team. Communication with the community is considered by many as another important task of the national coach.