Kevin Sheedy

Manager Waterford FC

  • Date Joined: 10th June 2021
I am an experienced, determined and highly-motivated UEFA Pro Licence Coach, having held a wide variety of roles since making the transition into a coaching environment following an elite-level international playing career; I have gained a wealth of experience at all levels of the professional game in a career spanning 45 years.

Throughout my coaching career I have shown a commitment to developing talented young players and have played a key role in helping many of them become established international stars; I have also built up a bank of experienced contacts across the football world and I am meticulous in planning and delivering coaching sessions.

I have worked with a host of leading Managers, all of whom have helped shape my own coaching philosophy, but I have always been determined to forge my own path in management and I have clear and innovative ideas about coaching in the modern game which I have put into practice at Academy and senior level.

I have held a variety of key posts at clubs in England, the Republic of Ireland and Saudi Arabia, ranging from Manager to Youth Coach and encompassing every aspect of football management.

TESTIMONIALS:

“I’ve known Kevin as a friend and colleague for 40 years and have seen him develop into an excellent Coach and Manager. He is thoroughly professional in everything he does and I would recommend Kevin in any capacity.” - Peter Reid: Former England international footballer and ex-Manchester City, Sunderland and Leeds United Manager

“In the 39 years I have known Kevin I have found him to be a highly-motivated professional both as a player and as a manager. He is totally dedicated to his profession, is always positive and has excellent people skills as well as a winning mentality.” - Kevin Ratcliffe: Former Everton and Wales international footballer

KEY MANAGERS WORKED UNDER:

• Howard Kendall
• Bob Paisley
• Colin Harvey
• Kevin Keegan
• Jack Charlton

KEY PLAYERS COACHED:

• Jack Rodwell: Everton FC
• Ross Barkley: Everton FC
• Tom Davies: Everton FC
• John Lundstrum: Everton FC
• Damien Duff: Blackburn FC
• James Beattie: Blackburn FC
Kevin Sheedy

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    UEFA
    Pro Licence
    2020

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2019

  • The Football Association: Academy Managers’ Licence

    The Football Association
    Academy Managers’ Licence
    2018

  • The Football Association: Advanced Youth Award

    The Football Association
    Advanced Youth Award
    2017

  • The Football Association: FA Youth Award Level 1, 2 & 3

    The Football Association
    FA Youth Award Level 1, 2 & 3
    2016

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2015

  • The Football Association: Safeguarding Children

    The Football Association
    Safeguarding Children
    2014

Career History

  • Waterford Football Club

    Waterford Football Club
    Manager
    2020 – 2021

  • Al Shabab FC

    Al Shabab FC
    Manager - Olympic U23s
    2018 – 2020

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Manager - U18s
    2006 – 2017

  • Hartlepool United FC

    Hartlepool United FC
    Assistant Manager
    2003 – 2004

  • Tranmere Rovers FC

    Tranmere Rovers FC
    1st Team Coach / Assistant Manager
    1997 – 2003

  • Blackburn Rovers FC

    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Youth Coach
    1995 – 1997

  • Blackpool FC

    Blackpool FC
    Player
    1993 – 1994

  • Newcastle United FC

    Newcastle United FC
    Player
    1992 – 1993

  • Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland
    Player
    1984 – 1993

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Player
    1982 – 1992

  • Liverpool FC

    Liverpool FC
    Player
    1978 – 1982

  • Hereford United FC

    Hereford United FC
    Player
    1975 – 1978

Key Achievements

  • Oversaw the development of some of the most exciting young players in Britain during a distinguished 11 year career in charge of Everton FC under 18s team
  • This included a number of current international stars and under 20 World Cup Winners
  • At Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia, developed and promoted a string of top young players who are now first team regulars
  • Managed Everton’s U18 team to win the National FA Premier Academy League in 2010-2011 and the Barclays U18 Premier League in 2013-14, as well as the prestigious Dallas Cup in the USA in 2016
  • Played key role in Hartlepool United’s success in finishing League 2 runners-up in 2005
  • Helped lead Tranmere Rovers to the Final of the Worthington Cup in 2000
  • Won 1996 Lancashire Youth League with Blackburn Rovers in second season as a Coach
  • Won two First Division titles with Everton in 1984-85 and 1986-87 and was named in the PFA First Division Team of the Year on both occasions
  • European Cup Winners Cup in 1985, scoring in Everton’s 3-1 victory over Rapid Vienna in the final
  • Four-time winner of the Charity Shield in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987
  • Named in a poll by supporters in the Greatest-Ever Everton X1

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