Glan Letheren

UEFA Professional Licence Holder

Glan Letheren is a former international goalkeeper and has represented Wales on all levels. Glan made his debut at the age of 18 for Leeds United in the UEFA Cup. The final score was 0-0 after extra time with Glan claiming his first clean sheet. Glan was also included in the Leeds United squad in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. During his time with Leeds, Glan was loaned out to Chelsea and Notts County Football Clubs. He later signed for Chesterfield and Swansea City Football Clubs.

Glan retired at the age of 38 and devised into coaching. Glan is one of the most highly respected coaches in world football holding the prestigious UEFA professional licence and the UEFA goalkeeping A licence. Glan's accomplishments have allowed him to coach all over the world including Australia, Haiti, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent.

He is presently identifying outstanding goalkeeping talent in America. Whilst in Australia Glan coached and identified a young 15 year old goalkeeper for Tasmania by the name of Alex Cissack. This resulted with Alex having a trial with the championship team, Leicester City where he served a two year professional contract. Alex has recently been called upon for the Australia national team.

Glan has a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge, working with Swansea City, Leicester City, Exeter City and the Welsh Under 19 national goalkeeping coach. Glan has consolidated his knowledge, skills and expertise in football as chief scout in Wales for renowned football clubs like Manchester United and Leeds United. Glan has also worked with international goalkeepers including Ian Walker of Tottenham & England, Kevin Pressman of Sheffield Wednesday & England and also Roger Freestone of Swansea & Wales. Glan has also helped develop Wayne Hennessy of Crystal Palace & Wales, Owen Fon-Williams of Inverness & Wales and Glan's son Kyle Letheren.

Glan Letheren on his debut for Leeds Utd.
Glan Letheren 1975 - Leeds Utd Vs Bayern Munich
Glan Letheren today.

Managers I've Worked With

Glan has played and worked under a number of highly experienced and successful managers, learning crucial lessons on the game that have allowed him to hone his own coaching style. These managers include:

  • Brian Clough
  • Don Revie
  • Micky Adams
  • Jimmy Armfield
  • Ian Rush
  • John Toshack
  • Eamonn Dolan
  • Paul Hart
  • John Hollins
  • John Cornfort
Managers I've worked with.

Recent Achievements

Glan has developed a number of players who have progressed to play for or trial at professional clubs, these include:

Cooper signed a contract with  Leeds United FC aged 17 having been scouted while playing at Brisbane City  FC’s U16 squad in Queensland, Australia.

Scouted while playing at Cedar Stars Academy U13’s in the USA. Alex progressed to have trials for Manchester United FC and Fulham FC, signed a contract with Fulham FC

Scouted and identified while playing at Brisbane Roar FC’s U16 squad in Queensland, Australia. Signed a contract with Cardiff City FC aged 17.