Juan Delgado

Before joining Austin FC, Delgado was Head of Scouting for the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar where he established and designed scouting strategy for Qatari national teams from U8-U23 levels, and actively contributed to the most successful period in Qatar’s football history.
Before his role with Aspire Academy, Dr. Delgado was Technical Director of Valencia CF Academy and Valencia CF’s Director of Coaching for their youth sides from U7-U12 and Football Coach for the U12-U23 teams. At both Valencia CF and Villareal CF, Dr. Delgado played a central role in developing players who have gone on to enjoy success at the highest levels of national and international competition, while also helping the development of highly successful academy operations in La Liga, one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

Delgado is fluent in four languages (Spanish, English, Catalan and Portuguese) and has multiple degrees in a range of subjects including Football Management, Sports Sciences, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Physical Activity and Sports Sciences and Teaching. He is a widely published author, in particular in tactical periodization, and has professional certificates from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (UEFA Football Coach (Level PRO); from the Royal Netherlands FA (International Coaching Course); and from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Premier Diploma).