Burnley hire Shrewsbury's Longwell as new Academy Manager

David Longwell: Has worked for Shrewsbury Town since 2019

David Longwell: Has worked for Shrewsbury Town since 2019

BURNLEY have appointed Shrewsbury Town’s David Longwell as their new Academy Manager.

The Scot replaces Paul Jenkins, who takes on the new role of Director of Football Development at the club. Longwell was Academy Manager and then Assistant Manager during a decade with St Mirren, before becoming Academy Manager of Orlando City and New York Red Bulls.

In 2019 he moved back to England after being appointed Academy Manager of Category Three Shrewsbury Town. A year later he was appointed first team coach with the Shrews.

The Scot said: “I am honoured to join Burnley as the Academy Manager. I look forward to building on the club's rich tradition of developing young talents and contributing to its future success.

“Together with the dedicated Academy staff, we will grow and nurture the next generation of football stars at Burnley.”

Jenkins added: “I’m pleased to have secured the services of David as our new Academy Manager. He has a wealth of experience in working in the Academy system both here in the UK, at St Mirren and Shrewsbury, and internationally - with both Orlando City and the Red Bull group.

“He will have every support from ourselves to help him guide the academy into the future in developing both players and staff.”

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