Michael Forde

Michael Forde

Director of Football Operations, Chelsea Football Club

Mike is one of the leading Sports Executive in the English Premier League for the past 10 years. The 34 year old is widely recognized as a leading figure in the EPL and European Soccer for driving Innovation and Cutting Edge methods to create a sustained business model for Elite Player Performance. Since August 2007 he has been employed as Performance Director & Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club in the EPL dealing with all areas of Performance and Team Operations relating to the 1st team, including Player Recruitment; Medical; Sport Science; Psychology and Performance Analysis.

Between November 1999 and July 2007 he was Performance Director for Bolton Wanderers Football Club, also in the EPL. He has a BSc Sport Science from Liverpool John Moores University and an MSc Psychology & Sport from San Diego State University / Leeds Met University.