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Manchester City FC

Head Coach – Abu Dhabi

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Job Role Summary

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Coaching & Performance
Employment Terms
Full-Time, Permanent

Opening Date:

14 Mar 2024

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Contract Type:


Closing Date of Applications

28th March 2024

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.

Our Winning Team

Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.

As Head Coach-Abu Dhabi you will manage the Pay to Play Manchester City Football School in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Purpose

  • To manage the Manchester City Football School in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • To manage and support the development of the coaching team.
  • To work to financial targets and report monthly on progress.
  • To support the wider MENA and Global football coaching programs.

Your Impact

  • Will ensure all the Manchester City coaching philosophy, methodology and principles are incorporated into the delivery of the program
  • To effectively communicate with all key stakeholders including players, families, colleagues and partners will ensure best in class at all times
  • Your planning and delivery of the annual calendar in cooperation with all key stakeholders will ensure fluid operations
  • In creating relationships with key organisations of whom the program will encounter will boost the experience for all
  • In strategic thinking will allow growth in participation as well as identify new opportunities
  • To provide a competitive games program both locally and Internationally will ensure player development is at the core of the program
  • To work towards commercial targets and share updates and reports on progress
  • Having communication at the forefront of your management will provide clear updates for all stakeholders

What we are looking for


  • To have over 5 years within a Head Coach or Senior Coach role
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus internationally
  • To have experience in managing a team over 5 or more people
  • To understand player pathways and the development process of players
  • To have experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
  • To have experience in working with international players of different ages from different ability levels
  • The ability to create a positive working environment that represents Manchester City
  • UEFA B License (Level 3)
  • FA Youth coaching award or education in football development
  • To have flexibility to travel when required to support projects
  • To communicate in a variety of settings such as informal, formal, individual or groups
  • The ability to lead, communicate and develop relationships with players, coaches, parents and Key Business stakeholders.
  • To have the ability to manage, develop and mentor individual coaches that are part of a team.


  • To have the ability to plan, organise, and develop different types of football programs including trips & tours
  • To adapt in different coaching environments when delivering
  • To demonstrate experience in working with and without translators in delivery of sessions
  • To have experience in developing players of varying ages and abilities including reviewing and evaluating individuals
  • To have some experience working with a variety of levels in players including adults
  • Higher Education in Sports, Coaching or Teaching
  • Coach Education Award or equivalent Teaching assessment Qualifications
  • Sports Education or management equivalent Qualification Essential
  • Member of a governing FA
  • Ability to understand and implement your own development plan
  • To have the ability to work individually and part of a team
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