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Manchester United FC

calendar icon Closed: 26th November 2023

Women U21s Head Coach

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Job Role Summary

Manchester, England, UK
Academy, Coaching & Performance
Employment Terms
Full-Time, Permanent
Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 26th November 2023

Contract type

Permanent (Full time)

Closing date

26 November 2023

Interview date

27 November 2023


Leigh Sports Village & Carrington

About us

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

Providing a world-class football environment for our men’s, women’s and academy teams to deliver long-term, sustainable success on the pitch.

Teams within football include coaching, medicine & sports science, kit management, player care & wellbeing, player negotiations, scouting & recruitment, data & analytics and administrative support.

The Purpose:

  • To create a culture that maximises the talent of each Manchester United player in all aspects of the Redprint model to optimise the quality of team performance and ensure that FA Licence criteria are being met.
  • To develop a working environment that is conducive to open communication, innovation and one in which staff feel comfortable evaluating their own and others’ performance.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the post are:

  • To develop players capable of playing for the Manchester United Women’s first team
  • To develop players capable of playing in the top two tiers of the Women’s professional game
  • To holistically support players across their dual careers


  • To produce and deliver a coaching and development annual plan for the Professional Development Phase in line with the Manchester United Women Redprint
  • To work closely with the 1st team coaching staff to support the player pathway and development plan into the 1st team environment
  • To plan and manage all training sessions and matches played by the Academy team
  • To devise and implement an annual dual career programme
  • To act as The FA’s primary contact for all Academy related matters and meetings.
  • Management of the relationships with partner FE and HE institutions and TASS/DiSE.

Training Session Delivery

  • To attend all training sessions and matches played by the Professional Development Phase
  • To plan and prepare training sessions in accordance with the Redprint and the annual delivery plan
  • To plan and prepare for each match with particular emphasis on the learning objectives of the theme for the week and the needs of individual players
  • To deliver each session paying particular attention to the desired learning objectives in the session plan

The Person:

  • Minimum UEFA A licence holder
  • FA Licensed Coach (Member of the Licensed Coaches Club to cover safeguarding and first aid)
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young and senior players
  • Track record of consistent high performance in a professional environment
  • Ability to demonstrate good session planning and strong organisational skills
  • Understanding of learning, development, and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum learning environments for players
  • Empathy with young players with an ability to inspire
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relation-ships with Club staff
  • Understanding and empathy with education and learning with a strong commitment to per-sonal development and training
  • Awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football
  • Commitment to the long-term development of the game
  • Willingness to work weekends
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United’s internal and external customers
  • A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role


If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Sunday 26th November

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