FC Halifax Town are delighted to announce Andy Cooper as the club’s new assistant manager.
Cooper began his career in coaching with work as a local authority sports development officer before obtaining his coaching badges. He spent two years abroad working with the Bobby Charlton Soccer School before joining Qatar’s national football academy – ASPIRE, where Cooper spent 10 years, leaving in 2017. ASPIRE is geared towards developing future men’s national team players that will represent Qatar in international tournaments.
Following his decade in Qatar, Cooper joined Leeds United where he oversaw multiple age groups within the academy whilst stepping up to under 23s coach. After two years with Leeds, he took the role of Assistant Director of Football during the launch and development of Punjab FC which competes in the I-League. However, this experience was cut short due to the pandemic, but Cooper continued the role remotely before leaving in 2021.
Over the last 12 months, Cooper has been working as a performance and coaching consultant to various professional clubs and academies both in the UK and overseas. His qualifications include a UEFA A Licence, FA Advanced Youth Award, FA Psychology Level 4, and a Professional Diploma in Leadership in Sport.
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