Tommy McIntyre Joins Queen’s Park Academy

Queen’s Park FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Tommy McIntyre. He will join the Academy as Head of Coaching, where he will assist all coaches from the U15 up to and including Young Queen’s Park.

Previously Tommy worked at the Scottish Football Association where he was responsible for Scottish youth development. From 2009, he worked in various positions at Celtic, most recently as head coach of Celtic B. He began his career as a professional football player in 1983 at Aberdeen, under Sir Alex Ferguson, and later played for Hibernian and Airdrieonians.

Beuker: ‘Sounding board for the academy’
“The last few months we have been busy building the football organisation to make us ready for the future, with a lot of focus on innovative training methods, science, and data-analysis. With the addition of Thomas Ruensink and another coordinator who will be announced soon to lead the youth/pro program, I was looking for an experienced top coach with specific expertise, who understands Scottish Football and can act as a sounding board for all staff. Tommy fits that profile fantastically.”

McIntyre: ‘Honour working in this innovative and forward-thinking club’
“I’m delighted to be joining Queen’s Park Football Club. It’s an honour and a privilege to be working with such an innovative and forward-thinking club. Over the last few months, I held extensive discussions with Marijn, where he outlined the club’s vision and plans. I’m excited and passionate about being given the opportunity to become part of that. Everyone within the club has given me such a warm welcome and l thank the many people who helped in making this happen. Now I’m looking forward to getting to down to work.”

Beuker: ‘Balance with the highest demands of European level’
In the modern world the role of science, data and innovative training manipulations has found its way in football. Certainly, in our Program and methodology. However, I think it’s very important to protect the balance between this modern scientific approach with the norms and values that are common in the world of professional sport. Players also need to execute the training to the highest demands needed at European level. Tommy is aware of those demands and will reflect on the details of all we do. I have complete faith he will be a great asset to the club in protecting the no-nonsense high-performance culture of Academy staff and players and further help us grow.

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