It wasn't that long ago that jobs in football were extremely difficult to come by for those who hadn't played the game.

Former players would hoover up coaching roles, media teams consisted of one or two people and there was no such thing as social media.

But football has changed dramatically over the last 25 years thanks to scientific and technological breakthroughs and the rise of the internet.

Clubs, especially those at the top of the European game, such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and countless others, now have a small army of differing staff.

From club writers to graphic designers, video analysts to sports scientists, there has never been more jobs on offer in the beautiful game. But that doesn't mean the industry is ease to break into; so how do you get a job in football?

To answer that question we sat down with Neil Silver from UCFB, which offers university degrees in the football, sport and events industries from their bases at Wembley Stadium, the Etihad Campus and Burnley's home, Turf Moor.

He explains how jobs in football are constantly changing and how young sports fans, aspiring coaches, writers and analysts have more options than ever before.

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