Head of Coaching Support

Head of Coaching Support

Website Manchester City Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Closing Date: 25/04/2019
– Job Role: Head of Coaching Support

Purpose: Brief summary outlining purpose, scope and complexity of the role.
• Liaise with academy Heads of Coaching across CFG on coach development programs
• Lead our work on talent mapping, networking and coach recruitment
• Drive the development and utilization of coaching resources to promote the philosophy
• Manage needs-led coaching projects (utilising expert input as required)
• Support applied research in football performance areas across CFG to solve performance
challenges for our clubs
• Represent football performance within Global Football, across CFG clubs & with external
Accountabilities with Key Outcomes: Describe essential accountabilities the job performs and
key outcomes. Accountabilities should be listed (max of 8) in order of importance.
1 Demonstrate through verbal, written and digital means, an in-depth understanding of football
and the City coaching methodology and the capacity to teach this to others
2 Work with the Data Insights and Decision Technologies and Applied Research teams to better
understand performance problems and co-create solutions with them
3 Author and otherwise orchestrate development of coaching methodology resources both
online and elsewhere (including development and management of delivery systems and tools)
4 Ensure the standard and availability of high-quality resources, tools and usable insights to
allow our clubs to observe, understand and apply the methodology and gain competitive
advantage in their markets
5 To integrate fully within Global Football and work collaboratively with Performance Services and
wider colleagues to achieve our vision
6 Evidence continual capture, creation and dissemination of coaching methodology philosophy
and new practices, ensuring that CFG stay at the forefront of coaching practice and research
7 Author excellent materials for the purposes of coach education and induction of coaching staff,
work to ensure these are accessible to our club coaches around the world
8 Deliver high quality coach development content and sessions to academy Heads of Coaching
and coaching staff across the group
Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Please give details of the knowledge, education, formal
qualifications, specialised training or experience required for the job. Indicate whether requirement
is essential or desirable.

• Relevant coaching and/or coach
education qualifications (e.g. UEFA A
or accreditation as a tutor)
• Experience analysing football from a
tactical and development perspective
• Excellent understanding of football
tactics, game management and talent
• Strong understanding of youth
development in football
• Experience as an elite coach and/or
coach educator
• Evidencable record of communicating
coaching insights to a wider audience
• Strong understanding of coaching
methods, structure and execution.
• Experience in using tools and
technologies to communicate insights
(e.g. video, graphic, blog, web, app)
• Willingness to travel
• Experience of designing and running
coach education programmes
• Youth specific qualifications or
accreditations (e.g. Youth Award Tutor)
• Experience of coach recruitment
• Existing in-depth understanding of CFG
football methodology
• Experience within another sport or
broader coach education setting
• Experience within football in a noncoaching role (e.g. analyst, sports

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