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Job listing closed on 20 Mar 2024
9 Mar 2024

Coach Surveillance Manager

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 5 Mar 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date of Applications – 19th March 2024

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.

To lead the process of monitoring the global football coaching market and tracking the performance of coaches across CFG. Establish and maintain a database of current and future coaching talent for all CFG Clubs.

Working closely with the Head of Coaching Methodology to provide innovative actionable insights to inform coach recruitment, retention and release decisions. 

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 dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

  1. Manage the CFG Coach Surveillance Database
  2. Surveil key football coaches within the CFG coach framework for internal CFG coaches & external football coaches
  3. In collaboration with Football Insights, build and monitor key data metrics to assess the progression of football coaches within the CFG Coach Surveillance database
  4. Manage depth & longevity charts for CFG clubs and current coaches
  5. Provide detailed insights and findings to the Head of Coaching Methodology & CFG Leadership Team in relation to coach recruitment
  6. Research into the trends within all areas of football coaching
  7. Build & develop relationships with national football governing bodies

What we are looking for


  • Extensive experience within professional football in the area of Coaching, Analysis or Recruitment
  • Knowledge in coach development & coach assessment
  • Demonstratable ability to communicate with football coaches from a variety of environments & cultures
  • Ability to manage & manipulate large datasets & interpret data & visualisations
  • Fluency in Sportscode coding, databasing & video annotation
  • Ability to create informative, understandable reports to support the coach recruitment process
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders within CFG and build positive relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively & cooperatively on both long term & time pressured projects
  • Flexibility to travel globally with short notice
  • Fluent IT skills – including Microsoft & Apple software (namely the use of office & keynote software)
  • Knowledge of tableau (or equivalent data visualisation software)


  • UEFA (or equivalent) football coaching qualifications
  • Knowledge of different levels of global football
  • Language skills
  • Relevant academic experience in a sport related field

Welcome to your City

City Football Group is on a mission to become the world’s leading sports entertainment organisation, and we will continually push to achieve this with talented colleagues from diverse and wide-ranging backgrounds.

Those different perspectives and experiences will continue to help us empower better lives, create electric moments for the fans and seize opportunities for the future.

Positive impact that leads to lasting change is at the core of our values, if you want to be part of this forward movement, we welcome you

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