Michael Jolley joined Burnley as Senior Professional Development Coach in July 2014. Michael left Crewe Alexandra to join the Clarets. At Crewe he had been coaching players within the highly thought of academy and overseeing the club’s achievement of Category 2 status under the EPPP. During this period Michael was mentored by Technical Director Dario Gradi MBE, gaining valuable experience from a man with over 1,000 league games as a professional manager.
In 2012 Jolley was selected by the FA as one of 16 coaches to attend the inaugural FA Elite Coaches award, an 18 month pilot program to develop elite coaches for the English game. His previous coaching experience includes spells with Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace across a decade coaching in the professional game.
Born in Sheffield, Michael has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and worked as a financial trader in London and New York before embarking on his football coaching career.