Bringing to you one of the famous football manager and coach Jonathan McKinstry, here is his biography, net worth, football coaching, family.
Jonathan McKinstry Biography
Johnathan McKinstry was born on 16th July 1985 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He has for a long time been the only Northern Ireland actively participating in International football and was of 21st April 2020 the only person from his country that was managing three International football teams.
He has coached multiple teams starting with his home team of Northern Ireland, England, United States of America, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Lithuania, Bangladesh and Uganda.
In his early days, he focused his energies on elite youth development which he practiced through New Castle United, New York Red Bulls, the Right to dream Academy and the Craig Bellamy Foundation.
In 2013, he became the world’s youngest International manager at the age of 27 as he managed
Sierra Leone for one year till 2014. While managing the team, he saw it to it’s highest ever FIFA World ranking position.
In 2015, he managed the Rwandan National team which he lead to the 2015 CECAFA cup finals and in 2016 to the quarter finals of the African National Championship. In 2017, he managed Kauno Zalgiris in A Lyga till 2018 when he focused his energies on Saif SC of Bangladesh Football Premium League.
He has since taken over Uganda in 2019 a team he has managed and seen to seventeen games during which, they had eleven victories, three draws and three losses. He also saw the Ugandan National team to the 2020 CHAN although their performance was poor which earned him a suspension.
Jonathan McKinstry is also known for being charitable as he joined the common goal charity that was launched in 2017 with great support from renown Spanish football Juan Mats. The charity organization was established with an aim to support football charities around the world through a salary pledge of at least 1% to a collective fund by professional footballers and coaches.
Johnathan McKinstry’s primary source of income is coaching professional footballers which he seems to be grabbing a huge bit from as his current net worth is estimated to be in between $1-$1.5m.
During his work as a coach, Mckinstry has earned himself a number of honours such as the CECAFA challenge cup runner-up in 2015 with Rwanda’s national team, CECAFA challenge cup coach of the tournament still in 2015.
While coaching Uganda’s national team, he won the CECAFA challenge cup winners of 2019.
Uganda Cranes Resignation
He resigned from his role of coaching the Uganda national team, Uganda Cranes on the 19th of April 2021. This came in after the FUFA president Magogo’s controversial attack to the team, that saw Wasswa, Denis Onyango, Ibra retire from national football.