Congratulations, Les Reed- New Technical Director of the FA
Les Reed is an old friend of the AFA; he played for Old Aloysians FC for many years and won the AFA Senior Cup twice. In 1976 Aloysians beat west Wickham 2-1 and again in 1988 where they overcame Old Finchleians 2-1 in a replay
Les Reed is seen below lifting the trophy as Captain of the Aloysians in 1976
Seen above: Les Reed 4th from top
Les will return to The FA to take up his new role at St. George’s Park in February 2019, and will be responsible for all elite England men’s sides from development teams through to the seniors.
He will also oversee the work of FA Education, with its objective of helping to grow the number of qualified and appropriately-skilled coaches, and the wider work of the national football centre including sports science and medicine. In addition, he will work closely with director of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell.
“I am honoured to be appointed as The FA’s technical director at such an exciting time for the game in this country," said Reed.
"We are coming off the back of the most incredible year and I have nothing but respect for the outstanding work of Dan Ashworth and all the coaches and staff at St. George’s Park.
“The challenge will be to continue the progress that has been made and I hope I can bring my experience to help England teams continue on the right path. I am passionate about coaching, about helping English players to be the best they can be and also want to work closely with the clubs and leagues we have in this country. I cannot wait to get started.”