Iain Dowie is the embodiment of the "beautiful game", having worked as a football manager, pundit and former player. As a striker for such notable teams as Southampton, West Ham United and Crystal Palace, his former roles are a reflection of his nationwide influence. On an international scale, Iain has a staggering 59 Northern Ireland caps to his name, as well as 12 incredible goals. When booked for events, Iain invites audiences to delight in his thrilling career, including the highs and lows of professional football. Insightful and informative, he leaves a positive impression on all those in attendance.
Following a greatly successful senior career, including internationally competing for Northern Ireland, Iain thrived as a football manager. He debuted as an Assistant Manager for Oldham Athletic, followed by a promotion in 2002. In the following year, he moved to Crystal Palace, where he ensured 17 wins for the club out of 23 games. Such a turnaround is credited to Iain's structured training regime, an ideology that he promotes as a speaker; preparation holds the key to success.
Upon moving to Coventry City in 2007, Iain once again enjoyed a string of wins, before transferring to Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United and Hull City as their Football Management Consultant. When booked for events, he instills in his audience the importance of strong leadership, as well as provides actionable methods for inspiring teamwork. Starting aged 16, Iain enjoyed a successful club career with First Division teams, which gave him the essential skills to later connect with teams as a manager.
With Iain's incredibly successful career in mind, it is no surprise that he has been awarded several respectable accolades. Starting as a 1992 Full Members Cup Finalist, Iain's managerial awards include the 2003 First Division Play-Off Winner and Football League First Division Manager of the Month. An award-winning speaker, Ian's insightful speeches entertain audiences from start to finish, thanks to his illustrious career at the peak of global football.