David Rouse

Experienced Goalkeeping Coach

  • Date Joined: 2nd June 2017
A successful and highly regarded Goalkeeping Coach, David is currently coordinating all GK preparation and development activities for the Taiwanese Men’s National Team having previously played a critical role in the success of Al Ain FC, Queens Park Rangers FC and progression of young keepers at Manchester United FC.

Possesses a consistent record in helping goalkeepers realise their potential, with multiple players progressing to receive international honours and break clean sheet records under David’s leadership. His keepers include England internationals Tom Heaton and Rob Green as well as former Brazil number one Júlio César, demonstrating David’s ability to engage with, support, motivate and improve players at the highest level.

With nearly 25 years of experience in the game as a coach and player; coaching qualifications from UEFA, the FA and the UAE FA; and a BSc in Psychology, David offers an invaluable resource to a club and is looking to continue playing a critical role in overall team success.
David Rouse


  • The Open University: BSc Psychology (Hons, 2:1)

    The Open University
    BSc Psychology (Hons, 2:1)

  • UAE FA: B Licence

    UAE FA
    B Licence

  • UAE FA: B Goalkeeping Licence

    UAE FA
    B Goalkeeping Licence

  • FA: Advanced Youth Award (including Modules 1-3)

    Advanced Youth Award (including Modules 1-3)

  • FA: First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • FA: Generic Tutor Training Award

    Generic Tutor Training Award

  • FA: A Goalkeeping Licence

    A Goalkeeping Licence

  • FA: Youth Coaches Award

    Youth Coaches Award

  • FA: Psychology Level 3

    Psychology Level 3

  • UEFA: Goalkeeping B Licence

    Goalkeeping B Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • UEFA: C Licence

    C Licence

  • FA: Preliminary Coaching Award

    Preliminary Coaching Award

Career History

  • Chinese Taipei Football Association

    Chinese Taipei Football Association
    Head GK Coach (Taiwanese National Team)
    2017 – Present

  • Al Ain FC

    Al Ain FC
    Head GK Coach
    2014 – 2017

  • Queens Park Rangers FC

    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Elite GK Development Coach
    2012 – 2014

  • Rochdale AFC

    Rochdale AFC
    First Team GK Coach (Part-Time)
    2011 – 2012

  • Queens Park Rangers FC

    Queens Park Rangers FC
    First Team GK Coach
    2008 – 2012

  • Macclesfield Town FC

    Macclesfield Town FC
    First Team GK Coach (Part-Time)
    2010 – 2011

  • Wigan Athletic FC

    Wigan Athletic FC
    Head Academy GK Coach
    2007 – 2008

  • Macclesfield Town FC

    Macclesfield Town FC
    Player/GK Coach
    2006 – 2007

  • Cheadle Heath FC

    Cheadle Heath FC
    2005 – 2006

  • Manchester United FC

    Manchester United FC
    GK Coach
    1998 – 2006

  • Hong Kong FC

    Hong Kong FC
    2004 – 2005

  • Cheadle Heath FC

    Cheadle Heath FC
    1998 – 2004

  • Bury FC

    Bury FC
    1997 – 1998

  • Mount Wellington FC

    Mount Wellington FC
    1996 – 1997

  • Cheadle Town FC

    Cheadle Town FC
    1995 – 1996

  • Stockport County FC

    Stockport County FC
    1993 – 1994

Key Achievements

  • Part of the coaching team to achieve five out of five wins at home, climb 20 places in the FIFA ranking to reach the team’s record highest ranking, and win the Formosa Cup in 2017 for the first time in over 40 years w/ Chinese Taipei Football Association
  • UAE Pro-League Runners-Up; AFC Champions League & AFC President’s Cup Finalists with Al Ain FC in 2015/16 Season
  • UAE Pro-League, UAE Super Cup & UAE Friendship Cup Champions; AFC Champions League Last 16 with Al Ain FC in 2014/15 Season
  • Championship Play-Off Final Winners (promotion to the Premier League) with QPR in 2013/14 Season
  • Secured Premier League Survival with QPR in 2011/12 Season
  • Championship Winners (promotion to the Premier League); Most Clean Sheets in the Championship; Club Record for Least Goals Conceded with QPR in 2010/11 Season
  • Most Clean Sheets in the Championship with QPR in 2008/09 Season
  • Helped develop/coach the likes of Tom Heaton, Paddy Kenny, Julio Cesar and Rob Green
  • Coached Khalid Eisa at Al Ain FC, who won the 2014/15 UAE Pro-League Goalkeeper of the Year award for the first time, leading to his establishment as the UAE No. 1
  • Three youth goalkeepers from Al Ain FC were promoted to the UAE U21 national team
  • While at QPR, Paddy Kenny was nominated for the PFA Championship Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2010/11
  • Helped six academy goalkeepers at Manchester United progress to earn professional contracts and represent their countries at different age levels
  • Ben Amos appeared for the club’s 1st team while at Manchester United

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