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6 Jun 2024

Coach (Opportunities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai)

🇦🇪 Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
3+ years exp.


Abu Dhabi, AE

Opening Date: 31 May 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date of Applications - 17th June 2024

Please note the selection process for this role will involve an assessment day, to be held at our Manchester HQ towards the end of June.

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.

Our Winning Team

Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.

As a Football Coach you will coach and deliver across Football Education programs in the UAE (and internationally where relevant)

Your Impact

  1. To ensure all the City Football Group coaching philosophies, methodology and principles are incorporated into the delivery of the program
  2. To support the lead staff pre, during and post the delivery.
  3. To work both individually and collectively as part of a team in ensuring the project is delivered to the required levels and expectations
  4. To support the City Football Middle East office with local and regional activations
  5. To organise, structure and deliver the coaching program in a standard that represents Manchester City
  6. To maintain professional conduct always in both on and off field environments

What we are looking for


  • FA Level 2 minimum
  • Member of a FA to maintain their Coach License or International equivalent
  • Education in sports coaching or teaching
  • Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e. FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)
  • Post-holder will be subject a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Manchester City Safeguarding Officer
  • To have experience in a football environment both locally and internationally
  • To have proven experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus
  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of planning, delivering and reviewing sessions
  • To have knowledge and understanding of player development and the four-corner model
  • To have experience working within a professional Football Club or sporting organisation
  • To have flexibility to travel when required to support projects both in the UK and Internationally
  • The ability to create a positive working environment that represents Manchester City and the local partner in the marketplace
  • To demonstrate how to coach and develop players of differing levels of ability
  • To communicate to players on and off the field and in a variety of settings such as informal, formal, individual or groups
  • To be organised in planning, preparation and execution within a project
  • To self-review sessions with individual players
  • To have the ability to evaluate and review programs on completion

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.

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