Football can take you anywhere on earth, and coaching abroad opens a world full of amazing opportunities.
In this book, by coach and author Blaine McKenna, the careers and lives of eight football coaches in the shadows are explored. Coaches without high-profile playing careers, who have worked in 28 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Oceania, and Africa. Normal coaches with extraordinary stories.
Their journeys provide inspiration, unique insights, and realistic pathways that will help you carve a career in the professional game worldwide. This stuff doesn’t get taught on coaching courses. This truly is the ultimate guide for leaving home and turning your football ambitions into reality!
Inside, you’ll find stories of coaches going from a full-time insurance job to National Team Head Coach, title-winning seasons, transforming footballing nations, sackings, corruption, agents, playing in front of 100,000 fans, five-figure monthly salaries (USD), managing million-dollar budgets, demanding owners, and working alongside – and competing against – the likes of Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, and Marcello Lippi. All this whilst having unbelievable life experiences and living in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Through this book, you will learn how to…
> Stand out in one of the world’s most competitive industries
> Follow one of five pathways to get jobs in the professional game
> Design sessions, and coach and manage players, staff, and owners across cultures
> Overcome the six most common mistakes coaches make abroad
> Use networking and social media to transform your career
> Adapt and get the best from life when living abroad
> Grow your profile, performance, and reputation to succeed in the game worldwide
This book is for the coaches in the shadows. The coaches without the playing pedigree or network to open doors into professional clubs. The coaches who aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve. Ultimately, it’s for coaches who want to live their dream in football and succeed anywhere in the world!
Blaine McKenna is a UEFA A Licence coach with 14 years’ experience coaching and educating coaches in 11 countries across five continents. During this time, he has worked at a range of grassroots and professional clubs. Blaine also has a Master’s degree in sport psychology and works with professional players, coaches, and international athletes.
Author: Blaine McKenna
Publication date: November 16th 2022 | ISBN: 9781909125841
Book Categories: Soccer Coaching Books.