City Football Group

Head of Performance Analysis - Academy

City Football Group



Role Type

Closing Date


Dec 9, 2021

Role description


Lead, oversee and coordinate the performance analysis support provision for all Academy age groups.

Manage the day-to-day operations of the analysis function in line with the overarching Performance Services 5-year plan.

Design the performance analysis provision for the elite players within the Academy, monitoring and tracking development using objective and subjective data aligned to the What it Takes to Develop Model (WITTD).

Oversee Academy philosophy and methodology, aiding with the vision of the Academy to support the Academy Heads of Coaching for coach education.

Actively participate in wider Academy management projects (WAMT).

Role specific accountabilities:

Lead the support provision and requirements of the analysis function within the Academy to effectively provide an evidence-based support system for our WITTD model.
Utilise objective markers to provide clarity around team philosophy and individual role requirements using the WITTD model.
Use the individual role requirements as basis upon which individual player development plans (IDP’s) can be created and measured over time
Align feedback delivery of match and educational content to all players and coaching staff, ensuring the most applicable method and style is used, including the use of specialist software.
Oversee individual analysis from U12 – U23 age groups using subjective and objective data to inform the Academy Management Team (AMT) in line with the WITTD model.
Manage the MCFC Academy performance analysis budget in line with the 5-year plan.
Actively participate in the Performance Analysis Senior Leadership Team to ensure the performance analysis strategy is being realised.
Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:


Coaching methods, structure, and execution.
High levels of information technology skills
Sports-science methods, structure, and execution
Highly competent IT skills, including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Highly competent in using various analysis software
Proven ability to lead and develop a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible
Pro-active and engaging style
Remain calm under pressure
Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement
Understands the wider business context
Process driven with careful attention to detail
Reflects on current working practice in a timely manner and drives continuous improvement
Demonstrate a continual desire for improvement
Highly creative and open-minded
Desire to specialise in youth development
Extensive experience in elite sport within an analysis position at either senior or youth development level
Experience in leadership role within elite sport
Experience as an applied practitioner in a performance analysis
Undergraduate degree in Sports Science, specialising in performance analysis
Postgraduate degree in a related field (e.g. MSc/MPhil/MRes)
ISPAS Level 5 accredited performance analyst

Understanding of football tactics, games management and talent ID.
Appreciation of Sport Psychology, profiling and individual learning styles
Competent using data management and visualisation systems
Fluent in multiple languages
Use and appreciation of psychological profiling and learning styles
Demonstrate applied impact using objective date to inform decision making
Further study in the field (such as PhD)
Data visualisation qualifications (such as Tableau)
Closing Date for Applications: 9th December 2021