Edwards returns to Wolves as U23 boss

Edwards made 111 appearances as a player for Wolves

Edwards made 111 appearances as a player for Wolves

FORMER Wolves player and coach Rob Edwards has rejoined the club as Under-23s boss.

The 35-year-old made 111 appearances for Wolves between 2004 and 2008 and has also served as their U18s, first-team and interim head coach.

He left last summer to spend one season as manager of National League North side Telford United. They finished 14th.

Edwards replaces Scott Sellars who (as TGG reported earlier this month) has been promoted to Head of Academy Player Development. Sean Parrish has come with him from Telford as his assistant.

Wolves Academy Manager Gareth Prosser said: "Rob Edwards has come through a recruitment process and we are delighted to welcome him back to the club. Rob has the development of players at the heart of everything he does.

"I am sure he will fit back into the club very quickly to continue the development of our young players. There is no doubt the standard of football at this club has risen in the last 12 months and we all have the responsibility to ensure our players hit these new standards."

Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell added: “Rob is someone we’ve known for a while, following his time as a player and more recently as a coach for the academy and with the first team. He will be a perfect fit and he is someone who will help to continue help our young players develop.

“Scott has done an excellent job leading the U23s group over the last few years and his new position will allow him to flourish even further."

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