Former Manchester United Executive recruits stars for the Irish plan of the Academy

  • Former Manchester United Executive recruits stars for the Irish plan of the Academy
    Independent.t. E.
    Dublin-born experts of sports marketing has had preliminary talks with the football Association of Ireland and Irish investors on the development of elite football Academy on the model of the national English football Association soccer centre 100 million pounds.
    https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/former-manchester-united-executive-recruits-stars-for-irish-academy-plan-37185472.html
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Dublin-born experts of sports marketing has had preliminary talks with the football Association of Ireland and Irish investors on the development of elite football Academy on the model of the national English football Association soccer centre 100 million pounds.

Former Manchester United branding boss Mike Farnan has hired former Irish footballer Niall Quinn, ex-Ireland coach Brian Kerr and soccer legend Paul Scholes as advisors to the project, which plans to create 30 million euros in the center to nurture and develop the grass roots of Irish talent in the context of team success.

Farnan is one of the world’s best sports marketers with an impressive track record. He has 25 years of experience in the use of sports brands at the international level, including “Manchester United”, Dublin GAA, Prix Jordan, Ferrari, and Sunderland FC. He oversaw the growth of global merchandising, “Manchester United” from 1996 to 2001, and was responsible for opening retail stores and team-brand red cafes throughout Asia.

After the launch of 30 million euros in the elite football Academy in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, last year, Farnan has shown that he is in talks about opening similar facilities in Lithuania, new York, Beijing, Saudi Arabia and now Ireland. “We’re making great progress in all our projects football Academy in the world,” said Farnan, who once played Gaelic football for Ballymun Kickhams on the Northside of Dublin city.

“We opened last year, the VPF Academy in Hanoi. We are negotiating about opening similar facilities in Lithuania, new York, Beijing, Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia. We hope to open two more elite football academies in the first quarter of 2019 and two in 2020. Now we’re exploring the idea of opening in Ireland. This investment in the future of Irish football. We open where we will build.”

Academy of Vietnam, which is aimed at stimulating that the world Cup hopes of the country, watched global sports Agency Farnan Red strike marketing and partner football Focus Asia, and will serve as the basis for the planned Irish object.

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