HEAD COACH AND FOUNDER OF TTP
HEAD COACH AND FOUNDER OF TTP

CIPRIAN PINTILIE

“My aim is to give opportunities to grassroots players that dream of making the premier league stage. Bringing these players to our academy is a great opportunity as we use the right training techniques to improve these players and making them top players.”


BIOGRAPHY


“At the age of 7 years old, a friend of mine was playing football at academy level and I wanted to join him and get into football.

At the age of 10 years old I joined my first academy, I stayed within my age group for 2 years playing at a high level, as those two years at the academy went by I attracted interest and at the age of 12 I was asked to train with the reserves.

My first game for the reserves came at the age of 14 and I ended up playing regularly for them for the next two consecutive seasons.

When I hit the age of 16 the first team had been promoted into Romania’s first professional league and I was offered my first pro contract. I played professional football for the next two years, I then decided I didn’t want to do this anymore and started doing charity work and gave up football.

At the age of 23 I came to England. I got back into football by playing for a few local semi professional clubs, however I still felt playing wasn’t for me. Prior coming to the UK I had already done my level 2 coaching badges and I then went onto coach for Marlow FC and Slough Town academy. As I got into coaching a lot more I found myself working for Wycombe Wanderers as a coach, I stayed there for a year and a half and I then decided to start up my own academy in 2013 – TTP Like a Pro.

Within the first 7 months of opening my own academy i worked with one player and he ended up going on trail with Arsenal FC and he got accepted in. I went onto work with other players who ended up having trails with Reading FC, Wycombe Wanderers and FAB academy – Read our success stories here. Whilst running my own academy I was managing Henley Town FC who play in the Hellenic standard. My coaching career has propelled forward and i left my post at Henley and a year later I am now a scout for premier league side Crystal Palace, I am also coach for Wantage Town Reserves, who play in the Hellenic Div1.

So whilst doing all this work I am running my own academy with a very clear and reachable goal – My aim is to give opportunities to grassroots players that dream of making the premier league stage. Bringing these players to our academy is a great opportunity as we use the right training techniques to improve these players and making them top players.”