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New Coaches Appointed

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11:53 14th July 2014

Sellars and Edwards start work at Compton

Wolves have appointed Scott Sellars and Rob Edwards as new Under-21 and Under-18 coaches respectively.

Both Sellars and Edwards have been appointed as part of a coaching restructure at Academy level, and arrive with impressive pedigrees both as former players and now coaches.

Sellars made over 500 appearances – the vast majority in the Premier League - during a career including spells at Leeds, Newcastle and Blackburn.

Having taken up coaching at the end of his career, he was assistant manager at Chesterfield before joining Manchester City’s Academy, eventually heading up the entire Academy coaching structure.

Edwards will be well known to Wolves fans following a spell as a player between 2004 and 2008, where he made over a century of appearances.

Having started his career at Aston Villa, his other clubs included Norwich and Blackpool before retiring almost a year ago.

He had already started his coaching qualifications, and has worked on a part-time basis with the Academies at both with Manchester City and Wolves prior to landing this permanent position.

“Following a restructure of the Academy, we are now delighted to have appointed Scott and Rob to the respective coaching positions,” said Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

“Scott will bring in a high level of experience and expertise in youth development, and during his time with Sheffield United he brought through players such as Matt Lowton, Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker.

“He also picked up some first team experience in his role as assistant manager at Chesterfield and has been working at Manchester City for many years, firstly as Under-18s coach and then Head of Coaching for the Academy. 

“Rob will be well known to Wolves fans as a former player and everyone will know what sort of character he is.

“He is a really good guy who is just starting his coaching career but has already proved, with his work here with our Under-15s and Under-16s, and at Manchester City, that he is going to be an outstanding coach.

“We see Rob as a big part of what we are going to do going forwards.”

Both Sellars and Edwards started work at Compton this morning, and are pictured with Academy Manager Gareth Prosser and Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

 

 


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