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When this new Jobs In Football project was first proposed, I was of course excited to be given an opportunity to be a part of it. After then learning it was to interview industry professionals from the world of football education , I couldn’t wait to get started. As somebody with a deep interest in all things football, I knew that, much like the Career Insights Project I’d previously worked on, I would be speaking with and...
From working with industry professionals such as Gareth Southgate and Dean Smith, to discussing all things football on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, Michael Caulfield is a well-known figure in the area of Sports Psychology. In this Jobs in Football interview, Michael talks to Sascha about his experiences of working in the football industry, including why management style is so important to a player’s development, how Covid-19 has taken...
Joe Manns is the First Team Recruitment Coordinator for Reading Football Club . With a passion for coaching, Joe combines his full-time role with a position in the Girls’ Academy; coaching an U12’s and U14’s team on a part-time basis. His love for working in football has also led him to coach in both America and South Africa, with the latter, an opportunity he experienced at just 19 years old. Having adapted to a new way...
Marvin Johnson is an ex-professional football player who spent his entire playing career with Luton Town FC. After 15 years as a Hatter, Marvin joined the club's coaching set-up, where he stayed for another 7 years. Now coaching soccer in the USA, Marvin chats to Sascha about his career thus far; from successes at Kenilworth Road and his rapport with Luton Town FC fans, to life in America and how he laughed at the first time he heard the...
With experience playing at Premier League level and with clubs such as Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United and Bradford City on his CV, Jon Stead has been scoring plenty of goals since he made his senior career debut for Huddersfield Town, back in 2002. The 37-year-old striker is currently playing in League Two with Harrogate Town FC, having helped the club to gain promotion in the 2019/20 season. Jon takes time out of his busy day to chat...
At Jobs In Football we tend to stay away from advertising playing opportunities, however despite this we do get a significant number of promising young players approaching us for exactly that and if there's one thing we hate, it's to disappoint! Whilst we won't be Football Agents any time soon, we can certainly help when it comes to giving tips about improving Football Players. So to avoid turning away any more hopeful young footballers...
Leon Barnett is a former professional football player, who unfortunately was forced to retire at the age of 32 due to a heart condition. Following a successful career in the game and playing in all four tiers of English football, Leon now runs the Leon Barnett Football Academy , as well as regularly co-commentating at EFL fixtures.     In this interview, he shares details of his memorable playing career with Sascha...
Football Coaching Job Toolkit: 6 Great Online Resources for Football Coaches   The role of the Football Coach is continually evolving, with new strategies, practices and concepts being developed at an increasing rate. The internet has played a crucial role in allowing coaches to share their ideas, and over the past few years more and more online coaching education platforms have surfaced, allowing new and practicing coaches...
At Jobs In Football, we try to connect users with the best learning resources available through all aspects of the game. When it comes to Coaching, there are a myriad of options in terms of online resources, but why not learn from the very best? Our partners at CV Academy provide exactly this, with courses delivered from the best minds at the elite levels of the game.   In this instalment, Aitor Karanka presents a match...
The Football industry has become a hyper-inflated business with astronomical amounts of money involved. In the newspapers, we can read about Centre Backs being sold for £80 million, or teenagers being purchased for £195 million. With the growing financial risks within football business, such as transfers of players, more and more clubs have decided to hire a Sporting Director.   Here, UCFB Student, Anders...
With such fine margins between winning and losing, more and more clubs are placing heavy focus on the role of Sports Science.   Level of game position is required: Mainly at professional level, however the role is continually branching out and seen as a necessary aspect of the game. Hours: Generally dependent on team schedule. Entry Requirements: A degree in Sports Science or related field is normally required....
Over recent years, much debate has been facilitated within the goalkeeping world about the structures and framework through which goalkeepers are developed.  The goalkeeping position is infamous within footballing circles for having a number of 'red line' characteristics, that goalkeepers have to achieve, or be predicted to achieve, in order to be considered for the position (i.e. being 6"3 tall). Whilst this was never comprehensive...