Gordon Young

Experienced Manager, Coach & Academy Manager

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
Gordon Young is a UEFA Pro licenced football coach that most recently assisted Dundee United FC Head Coach Mixu Paatelainen with the preparation, coaching and development of the first team squad.

Possessing years of coaching and technical experience in the game at both first team and academy level, Gordon previously progressed through the coaching ranks at SPL side Motherwell FC during a 13 year spell at the club - holding roles roles including Academy Director, Interim Manager and First Team Coach.

This led to his position managing the development of Sheffield United FC’s international academy structure, ensuring that the right structures and processes were in place to support the progression of both players and coaches.
Gordon Young


  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    Pro Licence

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • UEFA: Advanced Children’s Licence

    Advanced Children’s Licence

  • UEFA: Director’s Award

    Director’s Award

  • UEFA: Youth Licence

    Youth Licence

  • Glasgow Caledonian University: HNC - Business Studies

    Glasgow Caledonian University
    HNC - Business Studies

Career History

  • Dundee United FC

    Dundee United FC
    Caretaker Manager
    2016 – 2016

  • Dundee United FC

    Dundee United FC
    Assistant Head Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • Sheffield United FC

    Sheffield United FC
    International Academy Manager
    2013 – 2015

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Academy Director
    2007 – 2013

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    First Team Coach
    2006 – 2013

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Assistant Head of Youth
    2004 – 2007

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Junior Academy Manager
    2000 – 2007

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    U17 Head Coach
    2000 – 2004

Key Achievements

  • Caretaker Manager of Dundee United for three matches - winning two and drawing one as well as scoring 10 goals
  • Assessed and made recommendations on SUFC affiliated academy structures in India, China, Australia and across Europe
  • Improved upon the SUFC global brand and its international recognition by increasing its presence in each country
  • Managed all teams associated with Motherwell - from the U9s to the 1st team as the Caretaker Manager on three occasions
  • As Motherwell First Team Coach, was involved in several successful seasons that included three top six SPL finishes, a Scottish Cup final appearance, two cup semi-finals, UEFA Champions League qualification and a Europa League campaign
  • Played a key role in the progression of multiple players at Motherwell that progressed within the club from U12 level to the 1st team
  • Delivered ‘Elite’ status to the Motherwell academy in accordance with Club Academy Scotland and created an indoor skill centre
  • Built reciprocal relationships between Motherwell and several clubs in England, America, Canada and Central Europe
  • Set up / overhauled Motherwell’s - junior academy; community programme; talent identification scheme; breakfast and homework clubs; a player log book system; individual player progression routes; and a coach in-service / CPD programme

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