Head of Performance Analysis, Manchester City F.C.
After enjoying a long period of Coaching at youth team level home & abroad in his early years, unable to make the grade as a player himself, he set about pursuing a career in Sports Science & Performance Analysis in football. After achieving 1st Class Honors in BSc Sports Coaching & undertaking an MSc in Performance Analysis at UWIC he joined Bolton Wanderers F.C in 2004 as Head of Performance Analysis for their Youth Academy & quickly moved into the 1st Team environment.
Gavin worked at Bolton under Sam Allardyce for 3 years as part of an analysis team that led the field in the Premier League & is accredited at the highest level in his area. Contributing towards the clubs 1st UEFA Cup qualification in their history, he left Bolton to become Head of Performance Analysis at Newcastle United in 2007 moving with Allardyce.
Gavin Fleig joined Manchester City F.C in the summer of 2008, just prior to the clubs new ownership, as their 1st Team Opposition Analyst and after 2 years in the role has recently become Head of Performance Analysis, managing a team of 7 full-time analysts working from U9-1st Team.
One of the highlights of Gavin’s career to date was working for Tunisia during their 2006 World Cup campaign.