Peter Leven

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A UEFA A licensed football coach who has transitioned from a successful playing career under managers including Roberto Di Matteo, Walter Smith and Dick Advocaat to forward thinking coaching and player development

Assistant Manager at Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock FC as well as a former Academy Coach at Middlesbrough FC’s Category One Academy, in each role focusing on maximising players’ technical capabilities, positional awareness, collective organisation and match intelligence

Prioritises an exciting and attacking playing style with a high tempo in which players are able to express themselves, have trust in their teammates and understand their individual responsibilities in order to compete

*Member of Leaders in Sport - 2017/18
*Safeguarding Children & First Aid Certificates
Peter Leven


  • SFA: Futsal Level 1

    Futsal Level 1

  • FA: Coaching Level 1 & 2

    Coaching Level 1 & 2

  • FA:  Youth Modules 1 - 3

    Youth Modules 1 - 3

  • UEFA: Pro Licence (Pending)

    Pro Licence (Pending)

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

Career History

  • Kilmarnock FC

    Kilmarnock FC
    Assistant Manager / 1st Team Coach
    2015 – 2017

  • Middlesbrough FC

    Middlesbrough FC
    Academy Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Jarrow Roofing FC

    Jarrow Roofing FC
    Assistant Manager / Player
    2014 – 2015

  • Evolution Football Coaching

    Evolution Football Coaching
    Head Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Oxford United FC

    Oxford United FC
    2011 – 2013
    Appearances: 62 · Goals: 12

  • Milton Keynes Dons FC

    Milton Keynes Dons FC
    2008 – 2011
    Appearances: 130 · Goals: 22

  • Chesterfield FC

    Chesterfield FC
    2007 – 2008
    Appearances: 44 · Goals: 5

  • Kilmarnock FC

    Kilmarnock FC
    2004 – 2007
    Appearances: 75 · Goals: 6

  • Rangers FC

    Rangers FC
    Player (Youth/Reserve)
    1998 – 2004

  • Scotland

    Player (U15-U21)
    1998 – 2001

Key Achievements

  • In 2017, finished 8th in the league with Kilmarnock FC, the youngest team in Britain and the 24th youngest team in Europe
  • Contributed to the coaching and development of Jordan Jones who recently received his first international call up to Northern Ireland’s senior squad during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
  • Played a key role in helping a Jarrow Roofing player make the move to a Football League club
  • Won the Football Writers’ Player of the Season award in 2010/11 with MK Dons
  • Played in the 2006/07 Scottish League Cup final for Kilmarnock in front of 52,000 supporters at Hampden Park
  • Trained with and played alongside high calibre players at Rangers including Paul Gascoigne, Brian Laudrup, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Ronald de Boer, Claudio Caniggia, Shota Arveladze, Claudio Reyna, and countless more
  • Won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award with Chesterfield as club captain
  • Named in FourFourTwo magazine’s Top 50 Football League Players in 2012
  • Helped steer MK Dons to the League One play-off semi-finals twice in three seasons in 2008/09 and 2010/11
  • Achieved two top six league finishes with Kilmarnock in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 SPL seasons
  • Won the Reserve League, Youth League, and Youth Cup with Rangers between 2000 and 2004
  • Named on the first team bench five times as a 16 year old with Rangers in a highly successful period for the club
  • Won the 1998/99 Victory Shield with the Scotland U16 team
  • Scored a goal from the half way line for Oxford United that came second in the Football League Goal of the Season awards
  • Raised £8,000 in eight months while at MK Dons for the Help the Heroes charity

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