Kevin Nicholson

UEFA A Licensed Manager

  • Date Joined: 5th March 2018
A results-driven UEFA A Licensed Manager who has made the seamless transition from a professional playing career throughout the English league into first team management, most recently establishing a strong portfolio of experience and achievements during a two year tenure at National League side Torquay United FC.

Proven capacity generating significant income through the development and transfer of players, as well as the ability to optimise resources and maximise limited budgets to build and inspire a high-performance team that achieved the objective of league status for two consecutive seasons.

A well-rounded manager who demonstrates excellent communication, leadership and problem-solving skills to drive teams from the front and create an engaging environment that promotes high-quality football and success on and off the pitch.
Kevin Nicholson

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2015

  • FA: Psychology

    FA
    Psychology
    2007

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2007

Career History

  • Torquay United FC

    Torquay United FC
    First Team Manager
    2015 – 2017

  • Torquay United FC

    Torquay United FC
    Player
    2015 – 2017
    Appearances: 19

  • Bath City FC

    Bath City FC
    Player
    2015 – 2015
    Appearances: 11 · Goals: 1

  • Kidderminster Harriers FC

    Kidderminster Harriers FC
    Player
    2014 – 2015
    Appearances: 43 · Goals: 1

  • Torquay United FC

    Torquay United FC
    Player
    2007 – 2014
    Appearances: 314 · Goals: 13

  • England

    England
    Player (C Team)
    2007 – 2009
    Appearances: 8

  • Forest Green Rovers FC

    Forest Green Rovers FC
    Player
    2006 – 2007
    Appearances: 44 · Goals: 6

  • Scarborough FC

    Scarborough FC
    Player
    2004 – 2006
    Appearances: 96 · Goals: 5

  • Notts County FC

    Notts County FC
    Player
    2001 – 2004
    Appearances: 108 · Goals: 4

  • Forest Green Rovers FC

    Forest Green Rovers FC
    Player
    2001 – 2001
    Appearances: 1

  • Northampton Town FC

    Northampton Town FC
    Player
    2001 – 2001
    Appearances: 7

  • Sheffield Wednesday FC

    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Player (Trainee)
    1998 – 2001
    Appearances: 1

Key Achievements

  • In year one as Torquay manager, secured National League safety with two games to go in April after the team were 12 points adrift in February
  • With only a £10K budget to spend on players, finished the season with a £45K profit on player sales and league safety
  • In year two, despite a real threat of administration, complete off-field disruption and potential take-overs falling through, led the team to National League safety after winning the last three games of the season and finishing 17th
  • Kept Torquay United afloat during a disruptive period by selling on players for a total of £140K across all transfers
  • Sale of all players in two years, including sell-on fees, totalled just short of £500K
  • Made over 650 professional club appearances in the English Championship, League One, League Two and National League
  • Won the National League Play-Off at Wembley in 2009 with Torquay United FC
  • Named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year in 2012 while at Torquay United FC
  • With eight England C Caps, captained the national squad on four occasions

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