Mike Forde

Between August 2007 and June 2013 he was Director of Football Operations & Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club in the EPL, dealing with all areas of performance and team operations relating to the 1st team, including player recruitment; medical; sport science; psychology and performance analysis. In this period Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League title and three FA Cups the most successful era in the clubs history. He was responsible for overseeing over $500 million in player transfers into the team including multiple FIFA World Cup, European Championship and UEFA Champions League winners. He also worked very closely on a daily basis with some of the sport’s greatest ever coaches including Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Luiz Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Andre Villas-Boas and Rafael Benitez.

Between November 1999 and July 2007 he was Performance Director for Bolton Wanderers Football Club the Oakland A’s of the EPL where he helped lead them to four consecutive top six EPL finishes (a franchise record stretching back over 100 years). He has a BSc Sport Science from Liverpool John Moores University and an MSc Psychology & Sport from San Diego State University / Leeds Met University.

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