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After-care is a hot topic within the world of football right now. This is hardly surprising, given the increasing volume and consistency of conversations surrounding men's mental health, both in professional sport and wider society. Growing concerns about the formative role that professional academies play in the personal development of their players have caused some organisations to start conducting research. One recent study found that...
For budding coaches, tacticians, scouts, analysts, and general football lovers, there are few better ways to absorb knowledge about the game than by reading. Alongside the various online resources for footy obsessives , there are tons of amazing books out there dedicated to explaining tactical trends, training set-ups, football history, and so on. That being said, it can be hard to know which ones to read, and which ones to swerve. That's...
  Thanks to technological innovation and ever-changing attitudes, football scouting is arguably more accessible than ever before. Whether you're an experienced professional or a budding scout (if you're the latter, check out our article on how to get started in football data & analytics ), there are tons of resources available to you, both online and in person. If you're looking to expand your skill set and further your scouting...
The role of data and analytics within football has grown demonstrably in recent years. Clubs like Brentford and Barnsley have been able to punch above their weight thanks to progressive data-driven recruitment and performance strategies. Meanwhile, metrics such as Expected Goals (xG) have become a key part of mainstream football parlance, regularly used on flagship shows like Match of the Day. Just ten years ago, the data used by clubs...
Many people have been surprised by the bold and refreshing approach Brentford have taken to their first ever Premier League season. But anyone who's watched their progress in recent years will know that this is a club that tends to do things differently. From scrapping their academy in favour of an innovative B Team model , to employing a data-driven strategy long before many English competitors, the West London side have been highly...
Competing in the world of football is a dream job for many people, but what if you want a more managerial role? Have you ever wanted to be responsible for ensuring the fitness of some of the world's best football players? Does the idea of being a key role in the development of players excite you? If so, then you may want to consider training to be a football coach! Coaching a professional football team, especially one in the premier league...
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...