Edgar Jimenez was appointed Head Coach of the Football Academy in August 2014, having joined Dubai Sports City’s premier sporting institution in a coaching capacity the previous year.
As Head Coach, Edgar oversees the various player development programmes at the Football Academy and personally looks at the individual pathways footballers at the academy need to take in order to achieve maximum success.
Despite his heavy workload, he also finds times to impart his footballing education to the Under-8s and also fine-tunes the skills his Under-16 charges have during their training sessions.
Edgar’s previous work experience will go a long way in getting the best out of the budding soccer stars at the Football Academy. A licensed UEFA coach with a double qualification in Physical Education and Sports Science, Edgar was previously attached to Real Madrid’s Academy.
This, of course, isn’t his first stint abroad. Edgar was in charge of running the Spanish giants’ Miami Soccer School outfit and was also Academy Coach of English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.