Michael English

Head Coach

  • Date Joined: 20th July 2018
Michael is an Irish coach based in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently completing UEFA B Licence with Football Association of Ireland, as well as completing BSc. Strength and Conditioning part-time. Michael currently coaches the Edinburgh United 2004 team, a grassroots U17 team competing in the Division 1 of the Scottish South-East Regional League. He is simultaneously carrying out a placement with sports science consulting company Athlete Focused, working with the development of an analysis department within Berwick Rangers FC. Michael is a qualified Civil Engineer with a MSc. Construction Project Management that he just graduated from with a distinction, during which he brought his interest in football through completing his dissertation on An Investigation into the Potential to Develop a Sustainable Football Stadium Development Model in Ireland.

Michael has a broad range of experience coaching and managing from grassroots through to junior adult level in both Ireland and Scotland, as well as coaching in the FAI Emerging Talent Programme. Coming from an engineering background, as well as completing a MSc. Construction Project Management, Michael brings a diverse set of skills that can be applied in the football environment.

Michael brings enthusiasm and a strong work ethic as well as experience coaching different age groups and levels as demonstrated in his CV, and is looking for an opportunity where he can demonstrate his qualities and develop players in a positive, player-centred learning environment.
Michael English


  • : Performance Analysis Level 1

    Performance Analysis Level 1

  • : BSc. Strength and Conditioning (Ongoing)

    BSc. Strength and Conditioning (Ongoing)

  • : Level 1 Talent ID Award

    Level 1 Talent ID Award

  • Scottish Football Association: Physical Preparation (Youth/Adult)

    Scottish Football Association
    Physical Preparation (Youth/Adult)

  • UEFA: B Licence (Pending)

    B Licence (Pending)

  • : MSc. Construction Project Management

    MSc. Construction Project Management

  • : Certificate Football Tactical Analysis

    Certificate Football Tactical Analysis

  • : Cert. Strength and Conditioning

    Cert. Strength and Conditioning

  • : FAI National C Licence

    FAI National C Licence

  • : FAI National D Licence

    FAI National D Licence

  • : BE (Hons.) Civil Engineering

    BE (Hons.) Civil Engineering

Career History

  • Achill Rovers FDAC

    Achill Rovers FDAC
    2013 – 2020

  • Achill Rovers FDAC

    Achill Rovers FDAC
    Manager / Head Coach
    2019 – 2019

  • Mayo Schoolboys / Girls Youth League

    Mayo Schoolboys / Girls Youth League
    2007 Boys’ Head Coach
    2018 – 2019

  • Achill Rovers FDAC

    Achill Rovers FDAC
    Youth Coach / Manager
    2015 – 2019

  • Edinburgh United Junior FC

    Edinburgh United Junior FC
    2019 – Present

  • Musselburgh Windsor vs. Edinburgh United - Post-Game Analysis

    Post-game analysis with a focus on developing a session on Defending in the Middle Third with Transition to Attack

  • UEFA B Video Analysis Assignment - Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk FC - Tactical Analysis of Dundalk

    SSE Airtricity League Fixture, 22/08/2020 Tactical analysis of Dundalk FC to prepare to play against them in upcoming game.

  • Edinburgh United YFC U17s - Building Play in the Middle Third with Transition to Defence - GoPro

    Michael W. English

  • Edinburgh Utd. FC U17 Team Training - Building Play in the Middle Third with Transition to Defence

    Michael W. English

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