Matt Holland

Technical Director

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly motivated, skilled and forward thinking football professional with experience at all levels of coaching, from grassroots & community development to first team and national team elite level, contributing to the development of international players and providing a valuable presence on championship winning teams.

Possesses a broad and well-rounded perspective on the game built through experience leading and contributing to both youth development and high performance programmes across multiple nations with a proven and trusted plethora of knowledge to draw from.

A passionate and pro-active professional with an enthusiastic approach to the game in addition to acquiring the interpersonal skills to engage with players, staff, management and partners of all ages and backgrounds.

An ever-progressive coach that delivers on the training field in addition to having a unique skill-set off it by combining creatively designed platforms, from a blank or existing canvass, using technology where applicable to amalgamate all aspects of the game and overall development of the environment. paramount to this skill-set is the adaptability to signature the work to individuals, a team of players and or staff, club or national association / federation.
Matt Holland

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • : Professional Diploma


    Professional Diploma
    2018

  • AFC: B Licence

    AFC
    B Licence

  • AFC: A Licence

    AFC
    A Licence

  • FAW: C Licence

    FAW
    C Licence

  • FAW: B Licence

    FAW
    B Licence

  • UEFA: C Licence

    UEFA
    C Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence

Career History

  • Buriram United

    Buriram United
    Football Development Manager/First Team Recruitment Scout
    2016 – Present

  • Bengaluru FC

    Bengaluru FC
    Assistant Coach/First Team Performance Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • Port FC

    Port FC
    Assistant Coach/First Team Performance Coach
    2015 – 2015

  • Army United FC

    Army United FC
    Assistant Coach/First Team Performance Coach
    2015 – 2015

  • Ubon UMT United

    Ubon UMT United
    Opposition Tactical Analyst
    2015 – 2015

  • National Football Development Program (NFDP)

    National Football Development Program (NFDP)
    Elite/Project Squad Coach/Coach Educator/Head Of Performance
    2014 – 2015

  • Buriram United

    Buriram United
    Head of Youth Development/Academy Director/U21 Head Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Football Federation Australia

    Football Federation Australia
    Regional Development Manager/Young Matilda’s Player Observation/Coach Education Instructor
    2012 – 2013

  • Cardiff City FC

    Cardiff City FC
    International Programme- Technical Coordinator/U13 Head Coach/National Team Selection
    2011 – 2012

  • Cardiff City FC

    Cardiff City FC
    Football Development Officer/Academy Coach/Social Inclusion Manager
    2008 – 2011

  • Buriram United

    Buriram United
    Technical Director
    2018 – Present

Key Achievements

  • Winner of Thai Premier League, Thai FA Cup, Thai League Cup, AFC Champions League QF; U19 Championship with Burinam United
  • I-League & AFC Cup Winner with Bengaluru FC
  • Thai Division Two League Winner with Ubon UMT United
  • Contributed heavily to the championship-winning team at Bengaluru FC as well as the success of reaching the quarter finals of the AFC Cup, defeating Kitchee SC (Hong Kong) in a thrilling round of 16 match away from home as acting Head Coach
  • Contributed to the Thai D2 league championship win at Ubon UMT United (Thailand) by providing the highest level of tactical analysis to the Head Coach
  • Contributed via head coach Scott Cooper to Buriram United’s treble-winning season in 2013 in addition to winning the national U19 Championship (Coke Cup)
  • Contributed to and developed an elite environment for academy players at Buriram United to succeed, of which no less than 20 players signed professional contracts, several representing the championship-winning Thailand national teams at U21, U23 and senio
  • Worked closely with project director, Lim Teong Kim (former Bayern Munich U19 coach), to develop/introduce higher quality performance platforms incorporating talent id/scouting, coach education & team performance with the national football develop program
  • Appointed head coach at a club in Australia’s second tier competition, at that point the youngest head coach in the country at all levels
  • Recruited, coached and managed a national team selection in the 2012 Asean Yamaha cup held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and finished in third place
  • Nominated for the Prince’s Trust Cymru national awards in 2010 for work as a social inclusion manager at Cardiff City FC

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