Our guest on Episode #45 of the TGG Podcast, in association with Hudl, is Justin Cochrane.
Justin has been first-team coach and Head of Coaching at Brentford since the summer. He was previously Head of Player and Coach Development at Manchester United and has also worked for the Football Association and Tottenham.
=> SHOW NOTES:
01:23: What does your job entail (Head of Coaching and first-team coach).
02:42: Differences between working in Academy and first team.
05:30: Innovation at Brentford - and focus on set pieces.
08:26: Thoughts on B team model. How every player is different/ be mindful of this in transition from PDP to first team.
11:19: Coach before player - from age of 17.
17:35: Grassroots football - does it need more investment/ closer links with Academy system?
21:22: Arriving at Tottenham. Influence of Chris Ramsey and John McDermott.
27:45: Joining the FA and England youth teams in 2018.
30:09: How good coaching comes down to content and connection.
34:58: Working with Alejandro Garnacho at Man Utd.
42:07: Value of specialist coaching and the need to constantly up skill yourself.
46:11: Ambitions for the future/ need to live in the moment.
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