Mumbai: Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) in Mumbai has accredited two Maharashtra-based football coaches through its coach development program. The coaches, Alex Ambrose and Pramod Brid, who support the MUSS team of Chris O’Brien and Mick Bennett, come from playing and coaching backgrounds and have proved their commitment to developing young football talent in Mumbai.
Ambrose, a former India international & prolific league striker, and Pramod Brid, who played for Orkay & Mahindra have trained intensively at the MUSS program in Mumbai over the past 9 months, and have experienced first hand the Manchester United Soccer Schools coaching philosophy.
This development had open huge avenues for the two coaches, who are now qualified to coach at the Manchester United Schools and can be deputed at any location world wide.Chris O’Brien, MUSS Head Coach in Mumbai, said “We have been working with Alex and Pramod since the start of our programs in January this year. We want all of our local coaches to fully understand how to deliver soccer programs the Manchester United Way and make a difference in the lives of the people who take part in our programs. Great credit must also go to Mick Bennett, our lead coach who’s mentoring and guidance supported the excellent development of both Alex and Pramod.”
Alex Ambrose said, “We’ve learnt the difference in approach of coaching the Manchester United Way from what I’ve grown up learning as a footballer. Having been given this opportunity and wearing the MUSS badge has been a great motivation for me. It gives me a sense of fulfilment.” Pramod added, “I think I can safely say we’ve been coached the right way to deliver the best possible programs. These are exciting times for Indian football and everyone connected to it- especially the kids whose futures are being shaped with great care at MUSS. It’s a privilege and a wonderful responsibility.”
Gavin Rhodes, Manchester United Soccer Schools’ head of coaching, based at Old Trafford, added, “We’re delighted with the progress that Alex and Pramod have made. We pride ourselves on working with good coaches, but just as importantly coaches who can interact well with players of all abilities and have a positive impact on their football playing experience with us. We look forward to having Alex and Pramod play key roles within our coaching team in Mumbai as we look to integrate our programs further into the Mumbai community and beyond. ”