Michael Jolley (born 30 March 1977) is an English professional football coach, who works for Burnley FC as U23 Manager. He joined Burnley in July 2014 following the club's promotion to The Premier League. He has previously coached at 4 professional clubs, including Crystal Palace and Crewe Alexandra FC where he worked closely alongside Academy Manager Dario Gradi.
Between 1999 & 2005, Jolley was a fixed income trader, first in London, then in New York. He worked close to the location of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in September 2001. He made a career switch into football coaching when he joined Crystal Palace in 2004.
Born in Sheffield, Jolley was a youth player with Barnsley FC between 1989 and 1993. Between 1995 and 1998 Jolley attended Downing College at Cambridge University where he won 3 'Blues' for representing Cambridge against Oxford University in the Varsity Football match. During his time at Cambridge Jolley gained a bachelor's degree in Economics, which was subsequently converted to a master's degree.Close