Under 18s lead coach
After a playing career in non-league football, Ben – the son of hugely respected former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday boss Howard Wilkinson – made the move into coaching and spent more than seven years on the coaching staff at Sheffield Wednesday.
Since joining City he has enjoyed successful spells in a number of roles including as both assistant head coach of our EDS and then as lead coach of our Under-16s.
Ben then took charge of our Under-18s in the summer of 2021 as well as overseeing the Under-17 Premier League Cup triumph in 2022.
Under Ben's leadership, City became the first Under-18 team to win three consecutive Premier League north and national titles.
Most recently, City came from a goal down to beat West Ham United 2-1 in extra-time at the Etihad Stadium to lift their third trophy.