Michael Doyle

Woking

Michael Doyle is a 42-year old football coach serving as the Manager of Woking Football Club.

Biography

In December 2023, Michael took on the role of Woking’s manager, succeeding Darren Sarll. This appointment at the Laithwaite Community Stadium marks his inaugural venture into senior men’s football management. His prior coaching experiences span Notts County, Forest Green Rovers, and Portsmouth’s academy.

His playing career, notably robust, involved stints across four divisions with five clubs, amassing over 800 appearances, three promotions, and frequent play-off positions. Starting at Celtic, he debuted professionally in Denmark with AGF during a loan. His significant tenure at Coventry City saw him make nearly 300 appearances, becoming captain under Iain Dowie and playing a pivotal role in their notable League Cup victory against Manchester United in 2007.

Subsequent moves included a promotion-winning season with Leeds United, a long spell with Sheffield United with multiple play-off attempts, and a successful period at Portsmouth, achieving promotion and a division title. His final playing years at Notts County included two more play-off campaigns, followed by a transition into coaching, culminating in his current managerial position at Woking. Michael has also earned a cap for the Republic of Ireland, featuring in a match against the Netherlands in 2004.

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