Ian Richards

Ian Richards


Previous clubs

Holly Lane Fc, Great Barr Youth FC, Sloans FC, Cottage Harriers FC, The Bell FC, David Lloyd FC, Cofton OB FC.


I Fell in love with football at a very young age and although I didnt play it until I got older I was a very keen observer. I grew up in the 80s and 90s watching mainly Liverpool and Villa and love to see football played the right way. I like high tempo high pressing football. Prefer short passing but its not about the short ball or the long ball its about the right ball. I am a keen gamer and spent most of my teens and 20s playing Football Manager, Fifa and PES and still like to play them now although i dont really have the time. Coaching a football team is something Ive always thought about doing and knew that i would like to do it at some point but when the opportunity came along it was really bad timing for me as I had just starting playing for a Sunday League team again after a break of 10 years and although it meant missing out on Liverpool matches after waiting over 15 years on the waiting list for my season ticket and giving up playing on a sunday i just couldnt turn the opportunity down. I completed the first stage of my FA coaching in April 2017. Enjoyed cup glory in my first season as manager of FC premier and I am hoping for more silverware in 2018.