Johnny McDonnell Appointed Head Of Coaching Development

(14 Jan 2018)

By BelvedereFC.Com












We are delighted to announce UEFA Pro Licence holder and former Belvedere player Johnny McDonnell as our new Head Of Coaching Development.

Johnny will oversee all football and coaching aspects of the club, with responsibility for developing the coaches and in turn the players.

Johnny played for a number of clubs as a professional including Dublin sides Shamrock Rovers and St Pat's.

He's also managed St Pat's, Shelbourne and Drogheda United in the League of Ireland, and also has international coaching experience as Assistant Manager to Brian Kerr with the Faroe Islands national team.

WATCH Johnny's video interview on our Facebook page HERE












New club Chairman Vincent Butler was the first to welcome Johnny into his new role, after the club AGM last Thursday night.

"I am delighted that my first act as Chairman of Belvedere is to welcome Johnny McDonnell as Head Of Coaching Development."

"Johnny was captain of the last team I ran in Bevedere. It was a very good side and he was a great captain. His energy and enthusiasm on and off the pitch motivated everyone to produce their best and so I have no doubt he will motivate both our present players and managers to the fullest extent."


"Johnny has a UEFA Pro Licence which is the highest coaching qualification you can get in this country. He has great experience, having managed a number of League of Ireland clubs over the last few years. He was also Assistant Manager to Brian Kerr when he was Manager of the Faroe Islands at international level."

"I have no doubt he a great inspiration to the players and coaches in Belvedere and myself and the committee would like to welcome him and wish him the best of luck in his new role."

Johnny will hold his first coaching workshop with the Belvedere managers and coaches this Thursday evening.

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