Matthews takes new Coach Development Manager role at Manchester United

Matthews is currently a Senior Coach Developer at the Football Association

Matthews is currently a Senior Coach Developer at the Football Association

MICK MATTHEWS is leaving the Football Association after 26 years to take up the new role of Academy Coach Development Manager at Manchester United.

The role will be “focused entirely on developing the Academy’s coaching workforce across all areas of the programme, assessing current staff’s competencies and developing methods to support them to develop and ensure United maintains our standards of world-class coaching.”

Matthews is a Senior Coach Developer at the FA. He holds UEFA Pro Licence, an MSC in Coach Development and has tutored the UEFA A Licence in the past. He had a lengthy career as a player, most notably for Wolves and Hull City, and will start with United on November 1st.


  • Nick Cox - Director of Academy
  • Steve Higham – Head of Academy Operations
  • Jen Mildenhall – Emerging Talent Programme Manager
  • Jarrad Ince – Pre-Academy Manager
  • Travis Binnion – Head of Player Development and Coaching
  • Nick Matthews - Academy Coach Development Manager
  • Neil Gittins – Head of Player Development (U9s – U12s)
  • Adam Lawrence – Head of Player Development (U13s – U16s)
  • Matt Walker - Head of Academy Performance
  • Ian Smithson – Head of Education
  • Dan Ransom - Academy Psychology
  • Luke Fedorenko - Head of Academy Recruitment
  • Dave Bushell – Academy Programme Advisor
  • Mark Dempsey -Academy Programme Advisor
  • Eamon Mulvey - Academy Programme Advisor
  • Tony Whelan – Academy Programme Advisor

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