Irfan combines his role as First Team Coach with his role at Championship outfit QPR where he works as a First Team Opposition Analyst and Scout. He assists Manager Simon Haworth with planning and delivering training every week and when he has no game for QPR he assists Simon on a matchday with match day preparation and delivery.
Before joining the Blues Irfan was Assistant Coach of the National Team of Zambia where he was involved with the Africa Nations Championship CHAN and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games.
During his time with the team they had 9 games where they were unbeaten and had the best defensive record in the CHAN going out on penalties in the quarter finals. Prior to that he was part of the first team backroom staff at Burton Albion FC where he experienced winning the league two title and reached the top of league one.
He is a qualified PE and Football teacher, holds a BSc degree in Sport and Exercise Science and completed his UEFA A Coaching Licence Preparatory course.