Sheffield Futsal Club are delighted to confirm Jordan Wildey has been appointed as first team head coach.
This will be his first managerial job at first team level and has been a loyal servant to the club since his arrival back in 2017, captaining the side for the last two seasons.
Wildey is no stranger to leading a team as he is also the youth coach to non-league side Worksop Town and when questioned if this was going to be any different in managing 11 a side and futsal and if there were any transferable skills, he could bring to the table he said;
“People think it’s all about the tactics and the technical side, ultimately your managing people so it’s the same sort of stuff. You’ve got to manage people well. Obviously, the tactics are slightly different, it’s a faster pace and is more about technical ability, but the goal is the same, you have to score at one end and keep it out at the other. It should be interesting to see how I get on managing at the first team level in futsal.”
He originally took over as interim manager and has impressed throughout pre-season as he is yet to see his side lose, beating the likes of East Riding and Liverpool. The club wasted no time in appointing him as the new head coach offering him a 1-year contract and was announced in front of the squad ahead of the new campaign where he is set to make his competitive managerial debut this weekend.
In an earlier interview Mohammed Almaysari, the current chairman of Sheffield Futsal Club laid out his intentions for the season and future of the club seeking promotion. Wildey also shares this ambition for the season stating;
“I don’t like losing games. To be honest this club has had a lot of experience over the last couple of seasons. We’ve played well but ultimately this is a results business. I believe in the squad we’ve got, I think we should have a good season. But I’ll say it right now I want to win every game.”
Wildey’s first competitive match in charge is on Sunday, with a visit to Eagle Team UK in Hull.