Stuart Watkiss

UEFA A Licensed Coach & Manager

  • Date Joined: 21st March 2018
A diversely experienced professional with a track record coaching and managing throughout England, India and Malta. Supported by a foundation of academy coaching, scouting and professional playing experience, Stuart has had a tangible impact on the performance, development and achievement of first team squads, including leading Mansfield Town to promotion to League One.

A skilled communicator and approachable man-manager who engages well with players at all levels. Demonstrates the proven capacity to generate income through transfers as well as maximise resources and limited squads to build high-performance teams who can train and play to their potential, with several players now competing in the English Premier League and Championship.

Also a former professional footballer with 450+ appearances throughout the English leagues, representing the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wallsall and Mansfield Town during a successful 15 year career before transitioning into coaching and management.
Stuart Watkiss

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • FA: Academy Managers Licence

    FA
    Academy Managers Licence
    2012

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2003

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2000

  • FA: Certificate of Coaching

    FA
    Certificate of Coaching
    1998

  • FA: Youth Modules 1, 2 & 3 (Ongoing)

    FA
    Youth Modules 1, 2 & 3 (Ongoing)

Career History

  • Naxxar Lions FC

    Naxxar Lions FC
    Head Coach
    2017 – 2017

  • Aberdeen FC

    Aberdeen FC
    Recruitment
    2015 – 2017

  • Kalyani Bharat FC

    Kalyani Bharat FC
    Head Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Grimsby Town FC

    Grimsby Town FC
    Head of Youth / U18 Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC
    First Team Coach
    2011 – 2012

  • Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC
    Reserve Team Manager / Development & First Team Coach
    2010 – 2011

  • Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC
    Development Coach / Reserve Team Manager
    2009 – 2010

  • Grimsby Town FC

    Grimsby Town FC
    Assistant Manager
    2006 – 2009

  • Kidderminster Harriers FC

    Kidderminster Harriers FC
    Manager
    2004 – 2005

  • Barnsley FC

    Barnsley FC
    Academy Manager
    2004 – 2004

  • Mansfield Town FC

    Mansfield Town FC
    Manager
    2001 – 2002

  • Mansfield Town FC

    Mansfield Town FC
    Assistant Manager
    2001 – 2001

  • Mansfield Town FC

    Mansfield Town FC
    Head of Youth / Youth Team Coach
    1998 – 2001

Key Achievements

  • Built a highly competitive team at Kalyani Bharat FC with minimal preparation time, overcoming many challenges to lead the first team on to beat their rivals - Pune FC - in the local derby and the league’s Champions and biggest club - Mohun Bagan FC.
  • Guided Mansfield Town to promotion to League One in May 2002.
  • Worked alongside Phil Brown, Brian Horton, Nigel Pearson, Craig Shakespeare, Nick Barmby and Steve Wigley during tenure at Hull City FC
  • Made a positive and tangible impact on the development of a large number of young players into established professional footballers, such as Ryan Bennett (England U21), Liam Lawrence (Senior Rep. of Ireland), Alex Baptiste and many more.
  • At Hull City helped develop players such as Tom Cairney (Scotland U21), Will Atkinson, Liam Cooper, Nick Featherstone and Mark Cullen who all progressed to the Premier League

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