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Former Dundee United Captain Iain Jenkins started out as a youngster at Liverpool FC at the tender age of 11. After spending less than 16 months at Anfield he decided to move across the road to Goodison Park to play for Everton.  Liverpool born Jenkins became the youth team captain at 15 and then made his debut for the first team at 18, spending seven years with The Toffees he then played for Bradford City, Chester City (twice), Dundee United, Shrewsbury Town and also Northern Ireland as an Internationalist.

Injuries forced Iain to turn his hand to coaching and he went on to coach youngsters at Everton`s Academy.  Following this, he was appointed Head of Youth at Chester City, quickly taking on position of reserve team manager. Iain then crossed the border from England to Scotland where he managed Dundee North End and Tayport in the Juniors, Cowdenbeath made Jenkins Head of Youth and then quickly promoted him to become assistant manager where they won double back to back promotions leading them from the third to the first division. After the departure of the manager Danny Lennon to Scottish Premier League outfit St Mirren Iain was offered the manager`s job at Cowdenbeath but decided to take the challenge to assist in the SPL. Iain became Danny`s Assistant where he spent just under two years with The Buddies. Peter Houston then manager of Dundee United invited him to become his Chief Scout at the Tannadice Club, he held this position for two years before being named the Elite Performance Coach for the North Region working for the Scottish Football Association.  Iain took the opportunity to then take the East Region Performance post, he has now been based at St John`s RC High School for 14 months.

Recently, Iain was part of the coaching team working with the Scotland Under 21 Squad prior to their game against Hungary at Tannadice on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

Iain`s role is to work and coach some of the best players in Scotland.

Coaching Scotland U21s against Hungary March 2014