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Mark Chapman (BBC 5 Live) speaks with Johnny McKinstry on his 'fascinating' career successes to date...

Mark Chapman (BBC 5 Live) interviews Johnny McKinstry, and then asks Rene Meulensteen for his views on McKinstry's 'fascinating', 'intriguing' and 'remarkable' career to date. 

Following the interview, Rene Meulensteen (ex-Fulham Manager and former Head Coach at Manchester United) goes on to share with Mark Chapman the considerable similarities between his own early career and Coach McKinstry's success to date.

 

 

You can listen to the show by using the embedded player below. If you have any thoughts, share them with @johnnymckinstry on twitter.

 

 

 

 

BBC5Live Football Mark Chapman Johnny McKinstry Oct 2014 by Coachmckinstry on Mixcloud

 

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About Coach McKinstry

Coach McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coach.  He is currently Head Coach of the Uganda National Team - the Uganda 'Cranes'.

He was International Manager and Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team (2015-16). Within just 17 months he led Rwanda to a number of highs - including their first ever appearance in the knockout stages of a major international tournament (Quarter-finals of CHAN, Jan 2016) and finished runner-up in CECAFA (Dec 2105), being named 'Coach of the Tournament' for his efforts. 

He was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men's Football team (2013-14). Within just over a year, he had led Sierra Leone to their highest ever FIFA World and African rankings - 7th in Africa and 50th in the World (August 2014).  He was Head Coach of Saif Sporting Club, Bangladesh Premier League (2018-19); and FK Kauno Zalgiris, Lithuanian A-Lyga (2017-18).  He is a European (UEFA), American (NSCAA) and university qualified football coach. 

Coach McKinstry is a member of 'Common Goal'. Together members seek to support high-impact organisations that harness the power of football to advance the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Quotes: What the media say

  • The figures do not lie. The six matches on McKinstry’s watch have been World Cup or Cup of Nations qualifiers. They have lost one.

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    the guardian
  • McKinstry has experienced much more than the average coach his age. His career has gone from strength to strength, starting in Northern Ireland and England, then via America to West Africa eventually.

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    Damien Edgar Backpage Football
  • Very few 29-year-olds have managed a national football team. None have done it while that country is being brought to its knees by Ebola.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
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