Head Football Coach - Albania - Football Education Partner School

  • Manchester City FC
  • Manchester, UK
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Premier League Soccer Coach

Job Description



Opening Date:  9 May 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Closing Date of Applications – 01/06/2024


Our Story

Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the club became Manchester City FC in 1894. Behind each title lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.

Our Winning Team

MCFC is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.


You’ll manage the Manchester City Football School – Amateur Academy in Albania. The Head Coach will ensure agreed key objectives are met for both Manchester City and the Partner by delivering the Club’s footballing philosophy and methodology and by managing the development of the initiative both on and off the pitch.


The role will require an understanding of how Manchester City develop and educate players of all ages and abilities, and coaches, and will require detailed planning, delivery and reviewing across a variety of different programs.


The successful candidate will be required to relocate to the specific territory to fulfil the role and offered a competitive salary and other benefits.


Application process: 

  1. Please apply with your CV & cover letter attached. 
  2. Upon review – we will ask for a short video of you delivering a session (Approximately 15 minutes), as well as a coaching bio to better understand your coaching philosophy and values.  
  3. Video Interview on Microsoft Teams 
  4. Final stage interview on site at the CFA in Manchester 
  5. If successful you’ll be trained by our experienced team in Manchester ahead of joining our partner school  


Your Impact

  • Manage all the on-field aspects associated with the delivery of a MCFC program. The coaching philosophy, methodology and principles of Manchester City are integrated into the delivery of the recreational – Amateur Academy program in Albania.
  • Direct line management responsibility of the coaching Team (Assistant coaches and local support coaches)
  • Manage the Quality assurance of the programs with our partner in Albania ensuring the project KPI’s are met and reported monthly to both MCFC and the partner in Albania.
  • To provide direct input and support to the partner on all the Football product messaging, marketing, and promotions of the program in Albania.
  • Develop a Coach Education program for internal staff and external coaches to manage, mentor and motivate all relevant football coaching staff.
  • Development of all football requirements with the partner in Albania that clearly identifies the short, medium, and long-term goals for the program in alignment with the Manchester City.
  • Work in a collaborative manner with both the partner and Manchester City FE team on all the operations, logistics and admin requirements to successfully deliver a professional program in Albania.
  • To communicate project updates on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis on the progress of the recreational Football School – Amateur Academy in Albania.


What we are looking for


  • Hold a UEFA ‘B’ Coaching License.
  • FA Youth Coaching Award or education in football development.
  • Sports Education, Coach Education, Teaching and/ or management equivalent Qualification
  • An ability to collaborate with stakeholders (students, parents/carers, staff and wider community personnel and organisations) to plan for successful student engagement.
  • An ability to be dynamic and flexible in the delivery of the program, understanding the nature of the working environment and be able to work autonomously with little direction or supervision.
  • The ability to create a positive working environment that represents the image of both Manchester City and the local partner in Albania.
  • The ability to plan and prepare a project from conception to implementation, including the ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills to ensure the development and management of a project.
  • The ability to manage, train, and develop individual coaches and staff.
  • To be proficient and pro-active in preparing and recording documents to support the coaching, reviewing the project, and communicating and/ or presenting to others internally and externally.
  • To have the ability to work collaboratively to solve problems immediately and to then recommend options to ensure the success of the program.
  • Commitment to meet quality standards and the willingness to update personal skills and knowledge on a regular basis.
  • To have had experience in either Coach Education, Teaching and management with adults and children
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus internationally for all ages including developing teams.
  • To understand player pathways and the development process of individual players.
  • To have experience in Football Development from both community and elite football initiatives.
  • To have the experience and awareness in creating and implementing revenue opportunities.


City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.


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