Robinson steps down as Forest first-team coach to become consultant
Written by Simon Austin — October 30, 2023
JAMIE ROBINSON has left his role as First-Team Coach at Nottingham Forest to set up his own coaching consultancy.
Robinson joined Forest in July 2022 after 11 years with the Football Association, where he was Head of Professional Game Coach Development. His role at Forest also focused on coach development and he was part of the staff that kept the club in the Premier League last season.
“I’ve had a fantastic experience at Forest," he told TGG. "To be involved in the coaching staff that kept the club in the Premier League for the first time in 23 years - ahead of the likes of Leeds United and Leicester City - was fantastic.
“I’m really proud of that achievement and the whole of the coaching staff should be too. Now I’m going on my own and am focused on helping coaches to get better. My approach has always been to walk in their shoes and to take a holistic approach.”
Robinson is already working with clients including the Premier League and clubs, at both Academy and first team level. At the Football Association, he led a team of 28 Coach Developers in delivering the Uefa Pro Licence, A Licence and FA Advanced Youth Award.
Forest manager Steve Cooper knew him well from their time together at the FA. Cooper was England Under-16s and U17s Head Coach from 2014 to 2019.
Prior to joining the FA, Robinson worked for the PFA to lead on coach development in the Midlands and spent four years as Head of Youth Development at Shrewsbury Town.
The former centre-half had a 13-year playing career with clubs including Barnsley, Torquay, Carlisle and Exeter.