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Job listing closed on 27 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024

Assistant Head Coach - Pay to Play UAE

🇦🇪 Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$60,000 – US$80,000 per year


Abu Dhabi, AE

Opening Date: 12 Jun 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date of Applications – 26/06/2024

As well as working for the Premier League Champions in sunny UAE (Opportunities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) with a competitive salary, you'll also receive the following benefits: Housing, Medical cover, Transport Allowance, Flights, Tax free!

Our Story

Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the club became Manchester City FC in 1894. Behind each title lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.

Our Winning Team

MCFC is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.

To support the delivery of Manchester City Football School and any additional CFME initiatives within the United Arab Emirates. Specifically focussing on supporting the delivery, development, and growth of the football school program.

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and a simply health cash plan, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

1. You’ll play an active role in the delivery of coaching sessions, and to support the Head Coach to manage and develop the coaching team working within the program.

2. Ensure the quality of the program is of the highest standard possible adhering to the coaching philosophy, methodology and principles of Manchester City.

3. Support the Head Coach in relation to all program business, including ongoing effective communication to staff, players, parents, and internal departments.

4. To support the Head Coach in program operations and financial reporting.

5. To continually review operations and recommend areas of development to enhance the project as part of regular reporting processes.

6. To efficiently support the management and engagement of others where appropriate, the operations, logistics and admin requirements to successfully deliver a professional program.

7. To play an active role in the overall day-to-day operations of the City Football Middle East team, providing input and support, as well as supporting and managing the program in the absence of the Head Coach.

8. To always maintain professional conduct in both on and off field environments.

What we are looking for


  • UEFA B License (Level 3) or working towards
  • FA Youth coaching award or education in football development
  • Sports Education, Teaching, or management equivalent qualification.
  • The ability to lead, communicate and develop relationships with coaches, players, parents, and key business stakeholders.
  • To have the ability to manage and develop individual coaches within a team.
  • To have experience in developing players of varying ages and abilities, including reviewing and evaluating individuals.
  • To be proficient in preparing and recording of documents to support the coaching, reviewing the project, and presenting to others internally and externally.
  • To have the flexibility to travel if required to support international short-term projects.
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus.
  • To understand player pathways and the development process of players.
  • To have experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures, as well as with a variety of ability levels.
  • To demonstrate experience in working with coaches on planning, preparation and reviewing of practical delivery.

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.