Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson was most recently the Head Coach of England Women's. In March 2015 Sampson led the England Women to success in the Cyprus Cup. In the FIFA Women's World Cup later that year Sampson led the England Lionesses to a very creditable third place.

Sampson took over as England Women's Head Coach from Bristol Academy, finishing runners-up to Liverpool Ladies FC on the final day of the WSL season.In his five years in charge he took The Vixens to two FA Cup finals and twice into UEFA competition. Prior to taking over at Bristol Sampson, 31, had previously worked under Roberto Martinez at Swansea as manager of the club's Centre of Excellence.

Sessions by Mark Sampson

Defensive transition

in Defending

With this session, we are looking to develop the player’s decision-making ability and the execution of his/her actions in the moment that possession is turned over. Working with the players to understand the importance of balance, both in attack and defence, are consistent themes for us as a group. A key aspect of our balance... MORE


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