Meet the Team: Rob Taylor

In the third edition of our 'Meet the Team' series you can learn a bit more about the newest member of our Sales Team, Rob Taylor.

Dec 11th 2020

Written by The Coaching Manual



Sutton, England

Currently Situated

London, England

Current Role

Sales and Relationship Manager

Joined TCM

August 2020


Rob studied at Solent University in Southampton for three years earning a BA (Hons) in Football Studies.

Coaching Experience

Along with his Football Studies degree Rob also earned the following coaching badges during his time at Solent University:

  • FA Level 1 Coaching award
  • FA Level 2 Coaching award
  • UEFA B Coaching Award

After leaving University Rob gained valuable coaching experience at a number of Soccer camps along the East Coast of the USA including camps in Boston, New York and Baltimore. Upon returning to the UK Rob spent just over a year and a half working at Charlton Athletic FC as a Youth Development Phase Coach.

Other Experience

After leaving Charlton in 2016, Rob moved into Sales and Recruitment where he has held senior roles in the industry including Area Sales Manager and Senior Recruitment Consultant. His wealth of experience across multiple industries is what makes Rob such a valued member of the team here at The Coaching Manual.

A word from Rob...

What/who inspired you to get into football?

Ever since I can remember, my life has revolved around football. Just like Steven and the other guys, I've been very fortunate to be a season ticket holder from a very young age, whilst experiencing trips abroad with my Dad and friends for memorable matches.

In terms of playing, my Dad had a huge influence on me as he played at a high standard which enabled me to perform at a similar level myself. Despite playing at a high level during my teenage years and trialling at many clubs, my focus turned to coaching and furthering my skill set. 

At the age of 18, I moved to Southampton Solent University for 3 years on a Football Studies degree which enabled me to grow as a coach and gain my coaching badges whilst also understanding more about the Psychological, Physiological and Sociological effects of football around the world.

Why is The Coaching Manual important for Football?

The Coaching Manual is a fantastic tool to develop coaches regardless of their ability. With the practices and sessions that are available, it allows coaches to focus on key points which they can then deliver through their own style of coaching.

Additionally, our commitment to coach development is clear to see through our extensive library of sessions, interviews and webinars with respected coaches within the game. Personally, the best part about The Coaching Manual is the ability to take that journey as a coach, starting from the training ground section and watching the coaches in action, all the way to creating your own sessions and practices with the 'my content' section. There are endless possibilities with regards to your development.

Want to see how The Coaching Manual can help you with your coaching journey?

Book a call with Rob today!

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