Neil Ross


Farsley Celtic FC
Vanarama National League North
Leeds, UK

About me

An accomplished Ex Professional Footballer for 12 years, with experience playing in the UK and China, now specialises in Managing & Coaching. Driven, motivated and organised ensuring the learning experience for all players is fun, beneficial and life changing. UEFA B Qualified coach and applicant for my UEFA A Licence. Capable of delivering coaching and tactical sessions to a Professional players or on an individual basis to expand player’s awareness and understanding of their roles and responsibilities on the field of play.
An experienced manager who can lead or be part of a team to ensure the best performance is achieved by either the individual or a cohesive team. An excellent communicator who is engaging and passionate about the success of an individual in their chosen position with a passion for the development of others.
I am especially focused on the man management part of football. Experiencing it first hand and seeing the affects it can have on individual players, and giving them the time and care to get the very best out of players on a day to day basis and on a match day.
My current role consists of the everyday running of the Youth Academy, through planning the annual coaching syllabus for both the Academy players and the u23s squad. On a day to day basis I work with over 40 academy players and the 18 man u23s squad, developing both the team’s philosophies and how to play together and also working with individual players planning and structuring their own individual training plans for their development. Using all my knowledge gained from working with experienced managers, such as David O’Leary, Chris Wilder, Carlton Palmer, Gerry Francis and Nigel Jemson in my own Professional football career, has put me in a great position to have the knowledge that has evidenced the success as both Academy manager and also the u23s manager.