Martyn Pert was a coach
with Norwich City's Academy training their Under-14s until 23
May 2003 when he signed a two year contract with non-leaguers
Cambridge City as their academy coach working with Jez George.
Martyn has an MSc in Sports Science and as part of his degree,
he has visited Milan and Ajax to observe their coaching techniques.
He had also been a youth team player at Norwich.
Martyn left Cambridge
City in June 2003 to work as the fitness and conditioning coach
for the New York Yankees from September for 6months. After working
with the Yankees, Pert will join up with another of America's
most glamorous clubs, switching to basketball. He said:
"After that, I'm off to LA to do a similar position, but
shorter-term, with the LA Lakers. Then I'm going to Brazil for
a bit of a trip round there."
On his return to England,
he took up a postion with West Brom and was replaced at Cambridge
City by their former Peterborough player Richard Scott.
Martyn also played for Great Yarmouth Town, signing for them
in the summer of 2003 from Dereham.
Martin later worked at Fulham and Watford before joining Aidy
Boothroyd as Assistant Manager at Coventry on 8th September
Pert was sacked as Coventry's Assistant Manager, along with Boothroyd,
on 14th March 2011 following a run of only one victory in fourteen
games that left the Sky Blues just seven points of the relegation
Pert has also been an assistant coach in Bahrain in the Persian
Gulf for 13 months from the summer of 2011, working with the national
team and Peter Taylor.
Pert then joined Cardiff City as part of Malky
Mackay's coaching team.
In December 2013, Pert was hired then fired, due to a change
in ownership, as head coach at El Nacional, Ecuador's biggest
club, before he'd even met the players. He was offered the El
Nacional manager's job on 12 December by the club's military owners
only to be told three and a half weeks later, and three weeks
before this Saturday's start of the Serie A season, that the 13-time
Ecuador champions had been taken over by a hedge fund company
called Monaco Capital Group and that they wanted to hire a Spaniard,
the little known Manuel Tomé Portela, to the post.
"They decided to get rid of me before I'd even had a
chance to properly meet the players, which is a bit of a disaster.
I was never officially informed that I was no longer the coach
after the president offered me the job they just stopped
contacting me directly and told my agent that Monaco Capital Group
wanted to bring in their own person. In truth, coaching in South
America can be volatile at the best of times clubs change
their manager regularly, often after just one year, so I may not
have lasted that long anyway."
He joined Carl Robinson's coaching
team at Vancouver Whitecaps on 26th January 2014, working as assistant
coach / fitness coach with Robinson, his assistant Gordon Forrest
and goalkeeping coach Marius Rovde.