Gill joins MK Dons as Strategic and Technical Development Coach

Matt Gill left Ipswich at the end of last season

Matt Gill left Ipswich at the end of last season

FORMER Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill has joined MK Dons in the new role of Strategic and Technical Development Coach.

The Pro Licence coach left Ipswich after two-and-a-half years at the end of last season. Previously he had worked at nearby Norwich as their Under-23s boss, which is where he developed a relationship with Dons boss Russell Martin.

The defender was taking his coaching badges at the time and did a lot of work with Gill and his U23s. Martin spoke about the new post of Strategic and Technical Development Coach role at TGG’s Individual Development Coaching event earlier this month, although he did not name Gill as the incumbent.

“I’m really excited by this appointment, which is working with myself and (Sporting Director) Liam Sweeting to make sure we have a real grip on everyone and no-one gets left behind," Martin said during his presentation.

“This person will work on individual development plans with players and also work with me and Liam on player pathways and succession planning.

“We’ll make sure that every player has at least one individual session a week, but it could be three or four. We will ensure we go really individual and specific before the players come together for the team sessions.”

MK Dons announced a new structure at the end of last season, with Sweeting promoted from Head of Recruitment and Analysis to Sporting Director and Simon Crampton from Head of Sport Science and Medicine to Head of Performance.

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