Jackson takes charge of Leeds U23s for landmark season

Jackson came through the Leeds ranks as a player

Jackson came through the Leeds ranks as a player

LEEDS UNITED have promoted Under-18s Head Coach Mark Jackson to take charge of the U23s for their first season in Premier League 2.

Jackson has coached the U18s since June 2016, leading them to the Professional Development League North title in 2018. With the U23s, he replaces Carlos Corberan, who left Leeds to become Head Coach of Huddersfield Town in July.

“I’m delighted to be thought of for the role and it is a very privileged position to be in at this football club,” Jackson said. “It is a chance for me to step up, it is a great opportunity and one I am looking forward to with excitement.”

Jackson came through Leeds Academy as a player himself and was capped by England at U20 level. He also began his coaching career at the club after being brought back in November 2015, taking charge of the U15s and U16s initially, before becoming Head Coach of the U18s.

This season Leeds will play in Premier League 2 for the first time, after the club was promoted to Category One Academy status this summer.

They begin their Premier League 2 Division 2 campaign against Stoke City this evening, although Jackson will have a watching brief, with members of Marcelo Bielsa’s backroom staff taking charge of the team.

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