Bromby appointed Academy Manager by Huddersfield

Bromby joined Huddersfield's staff in 2014

Bromby joined Huddersfield's staff in 2014

LEIGH BROMBY has been promoted to Academy Manager by Huddersfield Town.

The former Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United player replaces Steve Weaver, who left the club in August and later joined Norwich.

Bromby stepped up to replace Weaver and the appointment has now been made permanent. The 37-year-old joined the Terriers in 2014, working initially as an Under-18 coach before leading the age group.

Meanwhile, former Town captain Mark Hudson - who had been working as assistant first-team coach - will take charge of the Under-23s at the club.

Chief Executive Julian Winter said: “We’re delighted to be able to confirm these two important appointments within the new-look Academy.

“Leigh has shown excellent leadership skills in an important and challenging period for the Academy and fully deserves this opportunity.

"He has great ideas on how the Academy can improve and meet the challenges that the First Team’s progression presents in terms of producing Premier League-level talent.

“Mark is another key appointment in his new role with the Under-23s. Leigh and I both agree that his intimate knowledge of the First Team setup is vital for preparing the players in that age group to make the step up, both into the training group and hopefully into David Wagner’s side.

“Mark is very enthusiastic about his new chapter as a coach and I know he will be a superb asset to the Academy.”

Huddersfield dropped from Category Two to Four in September, scrapping all teams below the Under-18s.

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