Phil Backhouse

UEFA A License Assistant Manager

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
I am UEFA A qualified coach with over 10 years’ experience within professional football and youth academy programmes. I have a wide range of experiences which I believe make me a strong candidate. As a coach I am committed to supporting the development of other coaches within the game having worked closely with many young coaches throughout my roles to support their personal and professional development. I have a strong player development philosophy with a key emphasis on developing young players into senior football, my philosophy is incorporated into a style of play and coaching methods to continually develop the individuals in all key areas whilst ensuring the tactical and elite progress of the team as paramount.

During my career, I have benefited from opportunities to learn from some of the best coaches and managers in the game. Whilst at Manchester City I learned from Patrick Vieira and Jason Wilcox in their coaching methods and styles of delivering the club philosophy. I also spent time with Rodolfo Borrell discussing the long-term player development plan within The City Group of clubs. At Liverpool, I have worked with Michael Beale and the U23 group as well as Alex Inglethorpe the Academy Director away from my day to day role with the Ladies first team. I have learned from Jürgen Klopp and Pepijn Lijnders on implementing standards and philosophy of play at Liverpool attending Men’s first team sessions as often as possible to learn and study the training methods, I have also spent time speaking with Jurgen discussing his management and methods and Pep on the club development plans and the details being implemented into the club from the top down to create a whole club strategy and style.
Phil Backhouse


  • : PFSA Level 3 Player, Team and Match Analysis

    PFSA Level 3 Player, Team and Match Analysis

  • : FA Emergency First Aid

    FA Emergency First Aid

  • : BFAS


  • : PTLLS


  • : FA Youth Module 3

    FA Youth Module 3

  • : A License

    A License

  • : LMA Creating a Culture Of Excellence

    LMA Creating a Culture Of Excellence

  • : A1 Assessors - Sport Educaiton

    A1 Assessors - Sport Educaiton

  • : Ba (hons) Coaching And Sports Development

    Ba (hons) Coaching And Sports Development

Career History

  • Liverpool FC

    Liverpool FC
    WSL First Team Assistant Manager
    2016 – 2018

  • Manchester City FC

    Manchester City FC
    Head Coach WSL Development Squad
    2015 – 2016

  • Blackburn Rovers FC

    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Technical Director
    2014 – 2015

  • Rochdale AFC

    Rochdale AFC
    U14 Head Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Burscough FC

    Burscough FC
    Assistant Manager
    2011 – 2013

  • Accrington Stanley FC

    Accrington Stanley FC
    Centre of Excellence Manager/Youth Team Coach
    2007 – 2011

  • Lincoln City FC

    Lincoln City FC
    U14 Girls Head Coach
    2005 – 2006

Key Achievements

  • ECFA National Plate
  • ECFA National Cup
  • ECFA National Championships
  • EFL League 2 Play-offs
  • ESFA Cup
  • FA Cup Second Round

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