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Michael Findlay



Personality, passion,
drive, commitment

VIDEO: Michael Findlay Interim Head Coach Canada MNT Post Match Scotland

A passionate leader/motivator within a team concept, Michael demonstrates this through enthusiasm, honesty, integrity and respect for all involved. He demands accountability from the group and manages and motivates the individuals within the team. Under his leadership the setting of goals is an essential component which will lead the team to gain success and advance their technical, personal and team skills in the short, medium and long term with excellence at the core.

Knowledge, Communication, Preparation, Presentation

VIDEO: Michael Findlay  Interim Head Coach Canada MNT Looks Forward From Morocco

Michael possesses in-depth knowledge and is a strong communicator who listens with a balanced approach. A confident speaker who relates well to individuals and teams with the ability to communicate a given subject articulately and convincingly within the boundaries of time and interest. A high degree of knowledge, research and preparation enhances the passion for the game of football and/or project which is displayed through the delivery and application.

VIDEO: Michael Findlay

Interim Head Coach

Canada MNT Pre Gold Cup


  • Director of Football Development Canadian Premier League

  • Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach Canadian Men’s National Team

  • Assistant Coach and Technical Staff Coach Men’s National Teams Program, Soccer Canada

  • Former Senior Staff Coach Director of Football Development, BC Soccer 

  • FIFA World Cup Qualifying Tournament Experience at U17 / U20 and Senior International Levels

  • Olympic Qualifying Experience CONCACAF 2015

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament Experience 2015 and 2017

  • 2020 UEFA / The FA Pro License

  • The Football Association, United Kingdom:
    UEFA “A” Advanced Lic. Part 1 and 2

  • Canadian Soccer Association - “A” National Certified

  • Director of Coaching Development - NSCAA

  • Goalkeeping Development Coach - Canada Soccer 

VIDEO: Michael Findlay Assistant Coach Canada MNT Post Match Comments vs. Ghana


VIDEO: Michael Findlay Interim Head Coach

Canada MNT Morocco Project Part 2

Michael has a true desire to succeed! He possesses multifaceted abilities and knowledge of global football which positively effects his mission to meet his goals. He has over 150 international matches to his credit as an elite coach / manager within CONCACAF stretching from the U15 to Senior Men's National Team level which includes FIFA World Cup Qualifying, CONCACAF Gold Cup and Olympic Qualifying experience.
Michael continues to value education and experiential activity which keeps him well informed on all matters key to success. This knowledge has been gained through an ascending manner and process. He values detail as he is keenly aware of its relevancy to the process of preparation as this is key in establishing standards within an organization.
Michael is a highly impactful individual with the ability to inspire, unite and deliver within a team concept. As a true believer in ethical behaviour and the setting of professional standards within an organization, Michael believes that these elements are a essential focus within his leadership ethos.

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