Michael Brady

UEFA Licensed Football Coach

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A driven, assured and ambitious football manager and coach fully focused on the development of both players and his own capabilities within a holistic learning environment tailored to the age, ability level and competitiveness of the team.

Current Technical Director of the UAE FA’s U13 and U15 squads and is a former SFA Head Coach of elite players at Development and Regional level, with a proven record in engaging with players and enabling them to fulfil their potential in line with the technical, tactical and physical requirements of the modern game.

Combines roles in football with extensive experience as a PE teacher, developing exceptional communication, organisation and planning skills as well as the capacity to provide individualised learning both on and off the field to support players.

Now keen to apply this experience and broad skill set to a challenging new coaching position that provides scope for further growth and the opportunity to have a tangible impact in the progression of talented football players.
Michael Brady


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • SFA: Level 4 Youth Award

    Level 4 Youth Award

  • SFA: Level 3 Coaching in the Game

    Level 3 Coaching in the Game

  • SFA: Referee Award

    Referee Award

  • Scottish Football Association: Children Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

    Scottish Football Association
    Children Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

Career History

  • UAE FA

    UAE FA
    Technical Director - U13 & 15 Girls Development Squads
    2018 – Present

  • PSG Academy Dubai

    PSG Academy Dubai
    U16 Elite Head Coach
    2017 – 2017

  • EIS Pearl Qatar

    EIS Pearl Qatar
    First Team Coach
    2014 – 2017

  • Newton Football Academy

    Newton Football Academy
    Head Coach
    2013 – 2017

  • Alba FC & Scottish Expatriates

    Alba FC & Scottish Expatriates
    Head Coach
    2011 – 2014

  • City of Edinburgh Council

    City of Edinburgh Council
    SFA Head Coach
    2005 – 2009

  • UK Soccer

    UK Soccer
    Camp Director
    2003 – 2004

  • Dundee FC

    Dundee FC
    Community Coach
    2002 – 2002

Key Achievements

  • Finished second in the QAL with EIS Pearl Qatar, narrowly missing out on the league title on the last day of the season
  • Won the Qatar International Amateur Football League title and cup double in 2013 with Alba FC, losing on one game throughout the entire season
  • Ensured that Boroughmuir Thistle Ladies secured their place in their very first SWPL campaign following promotion the previous season by playing an attractive and progressive style of football
  • Won the annual Expatriate Scotland vs England game in 2013 as Manager of the Scotland team
  • Developed the entire coaching structure for the Newton Football Academy, which fosters a guided discovery learning model that prioritises technical and game intelligence in all players. Several players have now moved to professional clubs in Qatar.

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