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Cole working with West Ham Under-18s

Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been coaching and mentoring the club’s Under-18s on a part-time basis.

Jack Collison, the joint U18s boss and a former team-mate of Cole’s, said: “Although Carlton is fairly fresh in terms of his coaching, one thing you cannot teach is the years of experience he has of playing at the top level.

“It’s not just about being out on the training pitch and doing extra finishing and stuff like that, but a holistic approach which will see Coley work with the lads as a mentor, offering advice and sharing his experience.”

Collison’s fellow U18 coach, Mark Phillips, was reinstated by the club before Christmas after being suspended following an investigation into social media posts that revealed he had attended a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance.

After taking external legal advice from employment specialists, West Ham found there was insufficient grounds for dismissal.


Boorman appointed Head of Academy Analysis at Oxford United

Gavin Boorman, who was Bournemouth's first team training analyst until last summer, has been appointed Head of Academy Performance Analysis at Oxford United.

Boorman worked for West Ham, QPR and Watford before arriving at Bournemouth in October 2017.


Lazenby promoted to first team analyst by Man Utd

Luke Lazenby has been promoted to first team performance analyst by Manchester United.

He had previously worked with the Under-18s. Lazenby arrived at United in March 2016 from Brentford.

He replaces Luke Benstead, who's joined the Belgium national team as Head of Performance Analysis and Innovation.

Manchester United staff profiles


Ramsay promoted to first team coach by Shrewsbury

Eric Ramsay has been promoted from Academy Manager to first team coach at Shrewsbury Town.

The Welshman, who is undertaking his Pro Licence, has been with The Shrews for two years.

He was previously a tutor with the Football Association of Wales and Under-18 lead with Swansea City.


O'Driscoll leaves Wolves

Former Walsall and Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll has left Wolves after less than 18 months.

O'Driscoll, who was also assistant manager at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, was appointed as a professional phase coach at Wolves last July.

His primary responsibility was assisting Darren Ryan with the Under-18s. However, O'Driscoll has now left by mutual consent.


Regis replaces Goodman as Notts County Academy Manager

Dave Regis has been appointed Academy Manager at Notts County following the departure of Jon Goodman to Tottenham.

Goodman, who had been in post for 16 months, has joined Spurs as Assistant Head of Player Development for the U16s to U23s.

Regis, the brother of former England striker Cyrille Regis and uncle of ex Premier League forward Jason Roberts, previously played for the Magpies and coached in their Academy.

For the last six years the 54-year-old has been the EFL’s Youth Development Midlands Regional Manager.


McElhone named assistant manager of Bradford

Former Tottenham fitness coach Anton McElhone has been appointed assistant manager at Bradford City.

Although McElhone holds the Uefa A Licence, his previous experience has been as a fitness practitioner and the appointment shows the fusing of different disciplines in the modern game.

McElhone worked for Spurs for 10 years before joining New England Revolution - manager by Brad Friedel - as Head of Fitness last December.

He said: “I have been good friends with [manager] David (Hopkin) over the years and we have very similar ideas on how we want to do things.

“My job is to assist the gaffer in the philosophy of how he wants the team to play. We need to get the most out of every department – technically, tactically, physically.

Hopkin added: “I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Anton to the club. He has worked at a high level for several years and he will bring a great deal to Bradford City.

“I have been looking to bring Anton to the club for a few weeks now and he was keen to come here following a stint in the United States.”


Brighton promote analyst Hudson to first team

Sam Hudson has been promoted to first team performance analyst by Brighton.

He had previously been lead performance analyst with the Academy since January 2016.

Brighton staff profiles


Simon Davies returns to Peterborough

Former Premier League player Simon Davies has returned to Peterborough United to take up his first coaching role.

Davies, who won 58 caps for Wales, will assist Professional Development Phase lead Matthew Etherington.

The duo began their careers together at Posh before a joint £1.2m move to Tottenham in December 1999.

Former PDP coach Sam Darlow recently left the club after more than 11 years to “challenge myself further, experience a different environment and hopefully enhance the development of the new players in my care.”


Liverpool extend throw-in coach's contract

Liverpool have extended the contract of Danish throw-in coach Thomas Grønnemark by a further six months.

Grønnemark, who we interviewed at the start of September, was originally contracted until the end of December. This has now been extended until the end of June 2019.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been delighted with the impact the specialist has had on his squad.


Long-standing Arsenal coach moves to Japan

Gerry Peyton, who was Arsenal goalkeeper coach for 15 years before leaving in the summer, has been appointed assistant at J-League side Shimizu S-Pulse.

The former Republic of Ireland international began his coaching career in Japan in the 1990s, with Júbilo Iwata and Vissel Kobe.


Man City therapist joins San Antonio Spurs

Manchester City sports therapist Massimo Simonetta has left the club after more than four years to join NBA side the San Antonio Spurs.

The Italian joined City in July 2014, having previously worked in basketball in his homeland, with Olimpia Milano, Virtus Bologna, Fortitudo Bologna and Basket Livorno.

Manchester City staff profiles


Leicester create new Head of Football Analytics role

Leicester City are recruiting for the new position of Head of Football Analytics, to “provide insight and guidance” to coaches, analysts and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be required to “consolidate raw data sources and build mathematical models” and have “significant experience of working as part of a professional sports organisation, or other sports-related industries”.

Experience of managing large datasets, producing high-quality data insights and visualisations for end-users is also required, as is a Masters or PhD in a numerate subject.

The job as is HERE.


Doncaster advertising for new Head Physio

League One Doncaster Rovers are looking for a new Head Physio.

Joe Sharp is leaving after 15 months to join another unnamed club.

The job ad is HERE.


Scarff appointed Academy Manager at Northampton

Kieran Scarff has left his role as Academy Manager at Doncaster Rovers to take up the same position at Northampton Town.

Scarff had been with League One Rovers since August 2016 and chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “Although we didn’t want to lose him, it provides him with an opportunity to be closer to home and spend more time with his family."

League Two Northampton also have a Category 3 Academy. They placed 62nd in our Academy Productivity Rankings for 2016/17 - one place below Doncaster.

Rovers are advertising for a new Academy Manager.


Walsh joins Huddersfield from Aspire

Callum Walsh has started a new role as senior physical performance coach at Huddersfield Town following almost two years at the Aspire Academy in Qatar.

Walsh, who has previously worked at Wigan, Cardiff and Liverpool, posted: “A great experience at Aspire. Over the course of my time I’ve been fortune to work with some incredible bright, talented and hard working practitioners which have helped me developed both professionally and personally.”


Southampton hire analyst from Bristol City

Southampton have appointed Tobias Loveland as their new first team analyst.

Loveland had been at Bristol City since July 2014, working his way up from the Under-21s to senior technical recruitment analyst with the first team.

You can see the Southampton staff profiles HERE.


Moreno promoted to senior analyst by Huddersfield

Jansen Moreno has been promoted to senior analyst by Huddersfield Town.

The Gibraltarian joined Town in March 2017 from Norwich City as an opposition analyst.

You can see the Huddersfield staff profiles HERE.


Dodds leaves Southampton for Nottingham Forest

Daniel Dodds, who was Talent ID Manager at the Football Association for two-and-a-half years, has been appointed Head of Academy Recruitment by Nottingham Forest.

From December 2015 to April 2018, Dodds was responsible for talent ID for the England Under-15s and U17s. His stint included a World Cup win for the U17s last year.

He departed the FA in April this year when his department was revamped from talent ID to player insights, with the focus switching from traditional scouting to a data-driven approach, and joined Southampton as Emerging Talent Manager.

That role at St Mary's has lasted only four months following the move to Championship outfit Forest.


Head of International Recruitment leaves Reading

Head of International Recruitment Kev Scott has left Reading within the last 48 hours.

Scott was previously Head of Recruitment at Stoke City and Bristol City before joining the Royals.

The news comes in the wake of Sporting Director Brian Tevreden leaving the club for Belgian side KSV Roeselare. He was replaced by Gianluca Nani yesterday.

Since May 2017, Reading have new owners, a new CEO (Ron Gourlay), new manager (Paul Clement) and new Academy Manager (Ged Roddy).

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