A football man through-and-through and the 3rd generation of Silletts to work at the top level of the game, Neil has a global network of connections that will be the conduit for BSG Academy talent.
Neil’s spells at Coventry City and Portsmouth brought success in the FA Cup, FA Youth Cup and Championship Playoffs, followed by a stint working with superstars like Paolo Wanchope, Igor Stimac, Stefano Eranio, Lee Carsley and many top internationals at Derby County.
Neil has worked with some of the top names in game including Steve Round, Steve Bruce, Steve McLaren, Jim Smith, Tony Pulis, Harry Redknapp, Rory Delap, Kit Symons and Terry Venables – underlining his wealth of experience and knowledge. His connections to some of the game’s biggest names such as Juan Carlos Osorio and Sir Alex Ferguson demonstrate his affable connective nature that will again be of massive benefit to BSG Academy alumni.
More recently Neil has been scouting for Aston Villa, the Scottish National team and currently as Head of Academy Recruitment at Portsmouth Football Club, trusted to unearth some of the best new talent in the world of football. Neil has worked for the National Teams of Australia and Costa Rica in analytical and game planning roles and has also written strategies for academies around the globe.