Our Great Coach on this episode is Alan Smith.
In 1994 Alan coached Crystal Palace to the Division One Championship and was also awarded the League Manager’s Association ‘Championship Manager of the Year’. In 1995, he led the team to the semifinals of both the League and FA Cups.
In 1997, he was appointed by Kevin Keegan to join his beloved Fulham Football Club as the club’s new Academy Director, a role he held until 2000.
In a career that spans over 40 years he has worked with some amazing coaches, and helped develop players like Gareth Southgate and Chris Coleman who have gone on to have successful coaching careers of their own.
Alan is a positive and energizing person, with a lifelong passion for helping others develop. He is also a strong advocate for finding a mentor as a Head Coach to help you be the most effective leader you can possibly be.
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