Wolves are delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Sellars as the new Head of Academy.
The hugely experienced Sellars, who joined the club just under five years ago, began his time at Wolves Academy as under-23s head coach before taking up the role of head of player development in the summer.
Several players from Wolves’ Category One Academy have made the step up to the first-team this season, as Sellars helped bridge the gap between development and senior football. Elliot Watt, Pedro Goncalves, Benny Ashley-Seal, Ryan Giles and Niall Ennis have all made their first-team debuts during the current campaign.
A thorough process has been held to recruit a new Head of Academy, following Gareth Prosser indicating at the end of 2018 that he was to leave the role of Academy manager.
Sporting director Kevin Thelwell, who led the search to identify a new Academy lead, is thrilled to appoint Sellars to the role, which the former midfielder is set to take up immediately.
“We are all delighted that Scott has this opportunity further enhance the great work he has carried out at Wolves Academy since he first arrived in 2014,” Thelwell said.
“The level of applicants was very strong, but we felt Scott stood out as the best candidate and that it was right to give him this opportunity. Ultimately, we believe he is the best man for the job.
“During his time at the Academy, Scott has displayed the key Wolves values and showed real desire, in all the roles he has held, to produce and promote the highest quality of young players through the ranks at our club.
“We hope Scott will develop a programme that continues to place Wolves among the best academies in the country, as well as find new ways to improve further, all with the intention of supporting the club achieve success.”
Sellars’ lengthy playing career included almost 550 Premier League and EFL appearances for clubs including Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers. As a coach, Sellars has held the role of assistant manager at Chesterfield in the League Two and five years as academy coach at Manchester City before joining Wolves.
While at Wolves, the 53-year-old has also worked as assistant manager of the first-team under caretaker boss Rob Edwards – the current under-23s head coach.