Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates and coach Shaun North have this week completed their Pro Licence Qualification.
After two years of studying the qualification, they received their rewards at St. Georges Park in a presentation evening by current Derby County manager Steve McClaren.
The duo were working alongside by former Cheltenham manager Keith Downing, former Dagenham and Redbridge managar Wayne Burnett and Manchester United legend, now assistant manager Ryan Giggs.
The qualification is received just before pre-season starts on the 1st of July. Mark Yates has expressed his delight of finally completed a long hard working journey, that at one stage took them both to Turkey.
”It has been hard work but I am really, really pleased. It’s all done and the hard work has paid off but, for me, it was about working with the group as much as the qualification. Being able to network with some great coaches has been really rewarding and the experience has been fantastic.” said Yates.
Yates said he hopes this qualification can be beneficial to the club as well as themselves. Yates has discussed matters with coach Shaun North about next season and their targets.
”I hope our experience with the pro licence can really benefit Cheltenham. We won’t make massive changes but we will do our best to use what we have learnt in the coming season.” explained Yates.
We had a feedback session this morning and it was so important to talk with other coaches about their experience and I think that has been just as important to me.” added Yates.