As a player, Michael Duff was a centre back who made over 300 appearances for Cheltenham Town. He won the FA Trophy, a National League title and promotion via the League Two play-offs while with the ‘Robins’. He also won 24 caps for Northern Ireland and was a member of the team that beat England in 2005 and Spain in 2006.
He played over 350 games for Burnley, including two seasons in the Premier League, and he hung up his boots after helping the club return to the top flight in 2016. Staying at Turf Moor as a coach at Burnley’s academy, he worked with the U18s and then became head coach of the U23s.
In September 2018, he became manager of Cheltenham Town in League Two and led the club to a mid-table finish in his first season.
Sessions by Michael Duff
This session is all about breaking lines in possession. Due to the way we play, our players need to be able to understand when to switch the play and when to split the opposition, all with the aim of penetrating opponents and allowing us to play forwards.