FUSE SOCCER AMBASSADORS
Fuse soccer is proud to work alongside our coaching ambassador staff who have dedicated themselves as players and coaches at the highest level of the game. The insight and knowledge shared from their experience has helped us to shape an elite soccer coaching experience in Orlando. Fusing together a top quality soccer experience along side the Epic vacation that Universal Orlando Resort offers.
Mark McGhee grew up in Glasgow and began his professional soccer career in Scotland at 18 years old with Morton FC. He went on to accumulate over four decades of soccer experience at the professional level both as a player and manager.
Mark played with Newcastle United, Hamburg, Celtic and Reading. Studying under the tutelage of some of soccer’s greatest minds, Mark’s best years saw him developed into an accomplished international-level center forward in Scotland with Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen. He went on to win multiple Scottish League and Cup Titles, the European Cup winners Cup, Scottish PFA Player of The Year, and multiple Scottish national team call-ups.
Mark boasts a highly-decorated managerial resume including tenures at Reading FC, Leicester City FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Millwall, Brighton Hove and Albion FC, Motherwell FC, Aberdeen FC, and as the assistant manager with Scotland’s National team.
Steve is a widely-respected England international who played the majority of his club football for Manchester United. He represented his country on 42 occasions scoring 7 goals and was part of the 1982 World Cup Squad. Steve earned a degree in Economics from Liverpool University while a player. Following a career ending injury at a very young age he has gone on to have a flourishing managerial career and influence on soccer in England.
His managerial career took off quickly and he has gone on to manage Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Reading, and Bristol City and then went on to be a mentor / soccer advisor at Crawley Town and Portsmouth. He is always available to give advise to young coaches setting out on the path of their own managerial careers.
He as always shown a keen eye and interest in spotting non-league talent, and is credited for discovering young players including Ian Wright. During his spells with Crystal Palace and his time at Reading they both achieved promotion to the top division and have their best ever recorded seasons to date.
Micky is a soccer professional who developed a love for his trade through Sheffield’s youth system in England. He was a highly-accomplished player and manager who is widely known for his abilities to spot budding talent.
Micky signed with third-division side Gillingham at the age of 18 and caught the eye of first division side Coventry where he’d establish himself in the top-flight. He played 73 appearances scoring 2 goals for Leeds United between 1987 and 89. He would then play 5 more years of top-flight soccer at full-back with Southampton.
He had always showed a liking towards developing players, and towards the end of his 19-year professional playing career he turned down a permanent deal with Stoke City after they wouldn’t let him help coach in their academy system. Instead, he took a pathway that led to him becoming the player-manager at Fulham and led them to promotion from England’s third-division against all the odds.
He has won four promotions with teams he has managed and during those campaigns heavily utilized youth players.