Mick McDermott Podcast


Mick McDermott is a well traveled football coach that has worked in the US College system, USL, the United Arab Emirates Pro League, and the International Level with the Iranian National Team. Over his 20 year career as an assistant coach, he has had the opportunity to work with a variety of managerial types.

In this episode, Mick tells stories and provides insights about moments of great management, good management, and managerial mistakes.

Mick McDermott has held coaching positions in multiple countries over the past 15 years and was most recently Assistant Coach at Esteghlal F.C (Tehran, Iran) – one of Asia’s most powerful clubs.

Prior to Esteghlal he spent 10 years in various roles in the Middle-East including Al Ain FC, Al Nasr FC and with the Iran National Team during their World Cup 2014 qualification campaign.

A native of Belfast (Ireland), Mick spent over a decade in USA prior to moving to the Middle-East; while in USA he held various coaching roles at the Youth, College + Professional level.

He currently holds both UEFA + USSF ‘A’ Licenses.