Profile and Vision
A dedicated, highly motivated and proven winner at every level of the game, with substantial international experience, having managed 6 national teams and several clubs in 4 continents over the last 25 years.
I have a clear vision for success, a track record to demonstrate my achievements, and a strong belief in both my personal ability and capacity to lead others. Discipline, strong work ethic, attention to fine detail and the creation of a highly efficient learning environment have formed the cornerstones of a holistic approach that is tried and tested. Strategic planning and innovation, combined with sheer determination and will to succeed have enabled me to consistently produce winning football teams.
I have been part of FIFA’s Elite Coaching panel since 2000, which allows me unlimited access to players and coaching staff all over the world. I am also a FIFA Instructor and have developed inventive and fresh coaching methods which transfer to match play, creating an exciting, attack minded and attractive brand. Such methods also allow the easy transition of academy and developing players to the first team, a factor fundamental to both my beliefs and the creation of assets.
I have an eye for identifying potential talent early, and am committed to bringing out the best in players. In my most recent role I have given 49 players their senior international debuts, with over 20 of them under the age of 23. I ensure a vigorous approach to the due diligence process of player acquisition, have access to copious UK and world contacts for verification, as well as several player profile databases and analytical data.
Being a good communicator and man manager, I can get the best out of people on and off the field, disregarding of the size of available budget. I have a definitive plan, clearly laid out and documented, covering all aspects of a professional and modern football department, from technical staff, strength and exercise science, analytical performance, coaching and tactics, to UK, European and global recruitment.
I have a winning mentality, am forward thinking and driven to succeed.