Michael Clegg

S&C Coach & Course Tutor

Michael Clegg is an accomplished Strength & Conditioning Coach who made the successful transition from an 8 year playing career with Manchester United FC to a 10 year coaching career in the Premier League with Sunderland AFC.

During his time as Head of Strength & Conditioning at Sunderland AFC, Michael was primarily responsible for improving power, speed and conditioning within his players. During his 10 years at Sunderland AFC, Michael was fortunate to work with many international level players from Jordan Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Danny Rose, Jermaine Defoe, Danny Welbeck (England), Louis Saha, Yann M’Vila (France), Marcos Alonso (Spain), Bolo Zenden (Netherlands) and John O’Shea (Ireland).

In addition to Michael’s extensive playing and coaching experience, he is also a highly qualified coach. In 2017, he attained his MSc in Strength & Conditioning following his UEFA B Licence and UKSCA accreditation in 2015.

Coaching Skills

  • Speed & agility
  • Energy system development (ESD)
  • Strength & power
  • Olympic weightlifting
  • Fitness testing
  • Periodisation models