Mike Dodds head of academy

Born 03 Jun 1986


Mike Dodds was appointed as the Club's Head of the Professional Development Phase in August 2020, having previously been Blues' Lead Youth Development Phase Coach.

In his role he oversees the Professional Development Phase programme and works closely with the coaches at Under-16s, 18s and 23s.

Dodds has been a full-time coach with Blues since 2009.

He has been instrumental in helping to bring through players like Nathan Redmond, Demarai Gray and was a big influence on the development of Jude Bellingham.

He has predominantly coached Blues Under-16s in recent seasons but during the 2019/20 campaign was also with the Under-23s for an extended spell.

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Joined 01 Sep 2009