Goldie replaces Grey as Swansea City Academy Manager

Goldie had been Dundee United Academy Director since February 2019

Goldie had been Dundee United Academy Director since February 2019

ANDY GOLDIE has left Dundee United after three years to become the new Academy Manager at Swansea City.

The 37-year-old replaces Jon Grey, who took charge of the Swans Academy last September and will now lead the Under-21s along with Anthony Wright. Grey had "expressed a desire to get back on the grass working with the players,” Swansea said.

Goldie had been Academy Director at Dundee United since February 2019 and oversaw a major expansion of the club’s youth operation. There were impressive results, with 16 Academy graduates featuring for United’s first team last season, as well as Ross Graham, Kieran Freeman and Archie Meekison earning Scotland U21 call-ups.

Swansea’s Head of Football Operations, Josh Marsh, said: “Andy is a really positive appointment for the club and is someone we feel can help the development of our players and staff within the Academy,.

“There were a number of strong candidates for the role in what was a thorough recruitment process, but Andy was the outstanding choice and we are delighted that he’s here.

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“He has had great success in Scotland over many years, both within the national association set-up and at club football, and has a proven track record of improving players and staff.

“We are looking forward to working with Andy, while I’d also like to place on record our thanks and appreciation to Jon Grey who has been in the position since last September and carried out a great job. However, Jon expressed a desire to get back on the grass working with the players.”

Last year Goldie did an in-depth piece with TGG about how Dundee United were trying to develop ‘unique’ players.

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