on September 23rd, 2012, 12:00 pm
Have any of you considered/considering a career in football management? At 17, I can't think of anything I would like to do except being involved in professional sport. I would love to be a coach, scout or manager in the future, would be a dream come true.
I've had a little bit of experience at really young levels, they're quite a handful but I really enjoyed seeing what skills each player has where they would be useful. The head coach at my club has a UEFA B License and is a kind and ambitious lad, he'll gladly help me whenever. Next step is getting the first couple of badges done with and getting some work experience in the next few years.
on October 9th, 2012, 1:24 am
i'll be happy if i can get anywhere near arsenal
on October 9th, 2012, 7:38 pm
I've often dreamed of this. Don't have a clue how to get into it though or whether it is possible for the common man to get into this profession anymore.
on October 11th, 2012, 1:14 pm
It's actually fairly easy to get in to. Get started on the "education" (not sure what it's called in English), try to get a managerial job at some non-league u-17ish club and build from there. If you're passionate enough about it you'll put in the time and effort to get the results, but it's a slow climb for sure.
As in any profession, if you do well you'll get a better job. The usual way to the top is manager at a very low ranked youth club - assistant/coach at a slightly higher ranked club and then it all depends on how you perform and what connections you create.
Getting a manager job at a decent team is like getting any other job with responsibilities. It's an interview and if they like your ideas/attitude/whatever, you get the job.