FA start 124-staff cull to cut costs after coronavirus crisis creates £300m black hole… with specialist attacking and defensive coaches in trouble
- The FA confirmed in June that they intend to make up to 124 redundancies
- The cuts will help cover a £300million loss as a result of the coronavirus crisis
- The FA’s ‘specialist coach’ roster has been particularly hit by the job cuts
Staff at St George’s Park are being told by the Football Association which people are losing their jobs.
The FA confirmed in June that they intend to make up to 124 redundancies to help plug a £300million black hole as a result of the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is understood that the consultation period as part of the redundancy process is virtually complete — though some departments will be finalising details of job losses over the next 10 days.
St George’s Park staff are currently being told by the FA which people are losing their jobs
Heads of department have now started communicating the news to members of staff who have lost their employment at the FA.
A significant number of coaches based at the National Football Centre, in Burton, are among those losing their jobs.
Sportsmail understands the FA’s ‘specialist coach’ roster has been particularly hit by the cuts.
In recent years, the FA have hired coaches with a remit for specific areas of the game, such as attack or defence.
The Football Association’s ‘specialist coach’ roster has been particularly hit by the cuts
Elsewhere, Lee Skyrme (Under-15s), Justin Cochrane (U16s), Kevin Betsy (U17s) and Ian Foster (U18s) have kept their head coach positions.
Likewise, Gareth Southgate’s senior staff and Aidy Bothroyd’s U21 backroom team remain intact.
Paul Simpson and Keith Downing, former coaches with the U19s and U20s, recently left for Bristol City.