Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

PDP Assistant Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 23, 2022

Role description

Location: Manchester

At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose

To create a culture that maximises the talent of each Manchester United player in all aspects of the Redprint model to optimise the quality of team performance and ensure that FA Licence criteria are being met.

To develop a working environment that is conducive to open communication, innovation and one in which staff feel comfortable evaluating their own and others’ performance.

The Role

Key Responsibilities

The Key Responsibilities Of The Post Are

To develop players capable of playing for the Manchester United Women’s first team
To develop players capable of playing in the top two tiers of the Women’s professional game
To holistically support players across their dual careers
Training Session Delivery

To assist the Manchester United Women U21 Lead Coach
To support the PDP Lead coach in the planning, preparation and delivery of all training sessions for the PDP in accordance with the Redprint and the annual delivery plan
To support the Lead coach in the planning and preparation for each match with particular emphasis on the needs of individual players
Playing Philosophy

To always adhere to the Manchester United development & coaching ‘Redprint’ philosophy.
To ensure high standards of coaching delivery across the Professional Development Phase.

To support in the delivery of the coaching and development annual plan for the Professional Development Phase in line with the Manchester United Women Redprint
To engage fully in CPD events organised internally and externally (e.g. The FA).
Maintain positive relations with key England (and other) international staff.
Effective management and support of player welfare
To support in the function of player analysis and data tracking
To develop and maintain a strong relationship with Manchester United’s Regional Talent Centre

To attend games for scouting and recruitment purposes as required
Player Analysis and Data Tracking

To record events on post-match team feedback form (team & individual player clips)
To deliver post-match video sessions for the team / units and individuals as required
Behaviour & Culture

To uphold the standards of sportsmanship, behaviour and playing style expected at Manchester United
To ensure that the Club adheres to The FA Rules and Regulations and Competition Rules
To ensure that the Club adheres to Respect guidelines
Contribute towards a positive working environment

To develop a strong relationship with Manchester United’s Regional Talent Centre and Manchester United Women’s 1st team
To work in conjunction with other departments (i.e. Recruitment, Football Medicine & Science and Operations) as necessary.
The Person:

The Successful Candidate Will Be Able To Demonstrate

Minimum UEFA B, preferably an A licence holder
FA Licensed Coach (Member of the Licensed Coaches Club to cover safeguarding and first aid)
Experience of and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young and senior players
Track record of consistent high performance in a professional environment
Ability to demonstrate good session planning and strong organisational skills
Understanding of learning, development, and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum learning environments for players
Empathy with young players with an ability to inspire
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with Club staff
Awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football
Ability to travel independently
A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role
If you would you like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by 6th December 2022

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job application, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications and this may not always possible.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.

Manchester United FC & Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

Manchester United FC & Group positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.

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