UCFB News

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day.

Warburton, who has also previously managed Brentford and Nottingham Forest, will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 23rd February.

He will talk to guests about his career in football, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Mark Warburton

In what has been a very short managerial career so far, Warburton has built a reputation as one of...

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez gives UCFB students fascinating insight into international management

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Hoping to guide the Belgium national team to glory at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, Roberto Martinez gave UCFB Etihad Campus students an insight into life as a football manager during his Executive Guest Speaker session.

With modern day football managers seemingly only ever a handful of games from the sack, having a good relationship with the senior management at a club or organisation is essential.

🎥 Watch Roberto Martinez message to...

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Harry Redknapp and Michael O’Neill to talk with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill will be the first Executive Guest Speakers of 2018.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham manager Redknapp, and Portadown’s O’Neill will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus respectively on Wednesday 7th February.

Harry Redknapp

Affectionately known as Harry Houdini to some, Redknapp has been a constant figure in English football since the mid-1960s. His playing career began at West Ham United, where he played for eight years...

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Rugby Football League chairman Dr. Brian Barwick to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, the chairman of the Rugby Football League, will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Wembley Taster Day.

Keane, who previously led The Football Association, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Saturday 3rd February.

Dr. Barwick will talk to guests about his career in sport, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Dr. Brian Barwick

A senior figure across the worlds of sport and media for several decades, Dr. Barwick’s association with UCFB...

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Steve McClaren and Alan Curbishley to speak at UCFB Taster Day events

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Premier League managers Steve McClaren and Alan Curbishley will speak to prospective and current students at the upcoming UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Days.

Curbishley, who has previously managed Charlton Athletic and West Ham United, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Wednesday 24th January, and former Newcastle United and England boss McClaren will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 26th January.

Both men will talk to guests about their career in football,...

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The FA’s Jane Bateman explains the role of international relations in the football industry

By Matthew Mountford-Brock

The head of international relations at The Football Association, Jane Bateman, praised the work done in her department during a recent visit to UCFB and advised students what their careers could look like in a similar role.

Speaking to students at UCFB Wembley as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series, Bateman said the key role of the international relations team was to look at building strategic relationships with fellow national associations, whilst also looking at the role football...

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Owen Coyle: Education important to management

By Matthew Mountford-Brock

During his visit to UCFB to speak with students, Ross County manager Owen Coyle highlighted the importance of a formal education in football and how it can help a modern manager succeed.

Coyle enjoyed a 22-year career as a player in British football before going on to manage clubs including Burnley, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers before landing his current role at Ross County in the Scottish Premier League.

Asked about the importance of a formal education offered by organisations...

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World Cup winner and Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles drops into UCFB Wembley

By Rebecca Hawksworth

World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles was at UCFB Wembley recently to speak to Neil Silver, Head of Employment & Enrichment, about his time in England with Tottenham Hotspur and to give his thoughts on the number of foreign players playing in the Premier League.

A Spurs legend, Ardiles spent a decade playing for the club before going on to have a brief managerial stint with the North London side. The Argentine’s playing career also saw him spend time in...

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Dougie Freedman tells UCFB students: ‘Sport is different to other industries – it’s emotional’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

When taking part in an Executive Guest Speaker session at UCFB Etihad Campus, former Crystal Palace player and manager, and now sporting director, Dougie Freedman gave his views on how the football industry is shaped today and how it differs from when he was a player.

Freedman’s senior playing career started at Barnet and spanned over 16 years before he decided to call it quits after completing his final two years as a player at Southend United.

Having had two...

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth and football agent Sky Andrew to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Wycombe Wanderers’ manager Gareth Ainsworth and football agent Sky Andrew will speak to UCFB students this week.

Ainsworth, who’s been in charge at Adams Park since 2012, and Andrew, who’s previously represented the likes of David Ginola and Jermain Defoe, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th November respectively.

Gareth Ainsworth

With a playing career that reads like a who’s who guide to English football, midfielder Ainsworth has a deep...

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