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Making the step from an 'Football Manager' to a real coach?

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Hi,

I have played FM for several years now I have discovered that I have a certain look on the modern game and because of that I am winning unbelievable much in different competitions. All my life I have been passionned about the influence of a good tactic. Really fascinated about Ole Solksjaer per example. Doesn't have the Messi's and Heskey's of this world but seems to win everything with his own philosophy. So I have the next question. Are there a lot of sources per example videos, books, Youtube channels (?) to develop my knowledge so I can be the next Mourinho (lol). Because I'm seriously thinking about an career as an coach. I'm not fool to say that I will be the coach of Barça, but just on an nationally respected level, on an professional or amateur level.
 
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Books, coaching courses, experience (youth coaching etc).

Still, you'll need to be exceptional and have a lot of luck.
 
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you need charisma.dont forget that you manager some players in "syber world".you should communicate with real people and real reactions!
 
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I done coaching courses and my prelims with Middlesbrough FC and their football in the community scheme. Involved doing voluntary coaching with schools and amateur football teams etc. Also went to Leeds Utd to do a refereeing course as part of the scheme. It was hard work but very rewarding. Check your local teams to see if they do something similar.
 
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Everyone's got to have dreams, just keep pursuing it. It could happen :)
 
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Hi there,

I am a coach in real life, well currently a part-time coach working in youth football and studying sport coaching full time. First of all you need to get some hands on experience. May I ask where you are from? In England it is very easy to become a volunteer at a grassroots (youth) football club, working with an age group. Along with this experience, you need to get qualified. In England the courses are Level 1, Level 2, UEFA B, UEFA A, UEFA Pro Licence. If you are serious, I would suggest jumping straight to level 2, level one anyone can pass.

As a coach you have to become a sponge for knowledge, learning from all sources. Observing, Experience, Reading, Forums etc. Also you need to build contacts up, its who you know not what you know but also you will build a reputation by being a good coach. Do you see yourself working with youth players only, working with youth players to move onto senior level, or do you only want to work at a senior level? There is also a big difference between a coach and a manager. Of course lots of coaches are also managers, but sometimes people specialise.

Best of luck!
 
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I thank you all for your comments. I'm going to participate in some cources in the Netherlands. :)
 
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Hi,

I have played FM for several years now I have discovered that I have a certain look on the modern game and because of that I am winning unbelievable much in different competitions. All my life I have been passionned about the influence of a good tactic. Really fascinated about Ole Solksjaer per example. Doesn't have the Messi's and Heskey's of this world but seems to win everything with his own philosophy. So I have the next question. Are there a lot of sources per example videos, books, Youtube channels (?) to develop my knowledge so I can be the next Mourinho (lol). Because I'm seriously thinking about an career as an coach. I'm not fool to say that I will be the coach of Barça, but just on an nationally respected level, on an professional or amateur level.
seanhrfc has got it spot on, level 1 **** easy leve 2 could become difficult same goes with the rest, iv'e been doing my coaches courses for about 4 years now and iv'e led my young lads 3 years straight promotion from the bottom of the junior league to the top, so it will be time consuming and could take many many years to achieve, but if your heart is in it you will love it.

best of luck mate.
 
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the fa run level football coaching , reasonable price two, its two weekends of saturday and sunday all day! lots of practical work!!
 
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I actually coach under 16's, and from what I've gathered from other coaching, all our methods are different. Depending on the age you want to coach you need to run different drills, etc. Real life coaching is quite difficult in comparison to a game. There are no stats for you to look at, no scouts, no 10 million pound transfer budgets.

You have to actually man manage, keep your players happy, keep up their fitness levels whilst keeping them match ready.

My team started in state league c, and we gained promotion first year out. You really just need to remember to balance fitness and ball drills. Also, you really do need to research drills, stretches, formations, etc.

If you need any more advice just hit me up with a message.
 
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