Assistant Manager of Manchester United

Having performed at an elite level as footballer, coach and manager, Mike is a highly respected figure in football circles and best known for his vastly successful time under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

As a player he spent most of his 16 year professional career at Burnley, Norwich City and Manchester United, earning an England call-up in 1989.

Immediately moving into football management upon retirement, Mike took up a role at Manchester United’s Centre of Excellence in the summer of 2001 and was promoted to First Team Coach. Appointed Assistant Manager of Manchester United in 2008, Mike enjoyed five seasons of trophy-laden success until Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. He returned to the club in 2018 to assist Ole Gunnar Solskjær, following time spent as Manager at Hull City.

Mike brings to UCFB a wealth of experience to help create a dynamic learning environment for our students, building their knowledge of the industry, career prospects and providing invaluable insight from a coaching perspective.