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Wiseman appointed S&C coach by Exeter

Andrew Wiseman has been appointed S&C coach by Exeter City following almost three years with Celtic Women.

New boss Matt Taylor said the role was new to the club and would focus heavily on recovery and injury prevention.

“We won’t see the results straight away, but 12 or 18 months down the line we will see the benefits," Taylor said.

“Injuries have cost us at key times over the last couple of seasons, so we are trying to minimise the amount of time that happens.

“It will take a little time to get used to for some players. It’s not about lifting weights and running them to start with, it’s about injury prevention.

“Recovery, sleep patterns, nutrition, that is his area of expertise that we as football coaches don’t have time to look into."

Wiseman added: "It’s a good, young, side with a real development emphasis.

“From talking to Matt, I know I will be working closely with the Academy staff and help to integrate some of the younger players into the first team.

“Recovery is crucial and for me it’s about having a look at the players. Every player is different so there is no real blanket approach and we know the benefits of sleep both physiologically and psychologically.”

Chris Weale has replaced Mel Gwinnett as goalkeeping coach and Dan Green has been promoted to U23 boss.


Dunn leaves Blackburn

Blackburn legend David Dunn is stepping down from his position as assistant manager of the club’s Under-23 side.

Dunn, who made 378 appearances for Rovers, assisted Damien Johnson last season as the U23s won the Premier League 2 Division Two title.

First-team manager Tony Mowbray said: "He came to me two or three before the end of the season and said that it was his intention that he wanted to leave.

"I think he really enjoyed his period working with Damien, they were a very entertaining, well coached and well drilled team with some very good individual players.

"He came to me two or three before the end of the season and said that it was his intention that he wanted to leave.

"I asked David to go away over the summer, reconsider and told him not to rush making a decision to walk away from football.

"He says that he's got a young family, he's got some business interests. He feels for the work he puts in and the rewards he gets, the Under-23s assistant coach job is not giving him enough back at the moment.

“He's made the decision and I'm disappointed he's going.”

There are no plans at this point to appoint a replacement.


Blake joins Dalian Yifang

Jason Blake, the Director of Football Operations at UCFB, has joined Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang as Assistant Academy Director.

Blake, who was Academy Manager at Burnley for five years, had been at UCFB since August 2016.


Stevens promoted by Crystal Palace

Ben Stevens has been promoted to head of performance and recruitment analysis at Crystal Palace.

Stevens was previously head up of performance analysis alone. Prior to joining Palace in January 2015, he worked for Newcastle United and Southampton.

You can see the Crystal Palace staff profiles HERE.


Johnson appointed Guyana boss

Former Birmingham and Derby County player Michael Johnson has been appointed head coach of Guyana.

The 44-year-old was hailed as the most qualified coach in the country's history and came armed with references from Sven-Goran Eriksson and Dan Ashworth as he beat off competition from 200 candidates.

Johnson holds the Uefa Pro Licence, all FA Youth modules, the LMA diploma in football management and the Uefa Executive Masters. Furthermore, he is taking part in the Masters of Sport Directorship course at Manchester Metropolitan University.

"It’s not just about results, it’s also about helping to grow the infrastructure of the country regarding coach education, youth talent, and the possible links between our nations - that’s what’s exciting,” Johnson said.


Hill and Eyre join Barton at Fleetwood

Steve Eyre and Clint Hill have been appointed first-team coaches at Fleetwood Town.

They join new manager Joey Barton, who officially started in the role this weekend.

Hill, who has now retired from playing after a spell at Carlisle United, was a team-mate of Barton's at QPR.

Eyre, who was manager of Rochdale and most recently first-team coach at Chesterfield, played alongside Barton for the Manchester City Academy.


Parks lands Watford job

Tony Parks has been appointed lead Academy goalkeeping coach at Watford.

The hugely-experienced coach has previously worked with the first teams at Tottenham, Norwich and Aston Villa.

He was also national goalkeeping coach for the Football Association for six years from 2002.


Fleetwood looking for Head Physio

Fleetwood Town are advertising for a Head Physio after Russell Hitchen took on a full-time role at the University of Central Lancashire.

Hitchen stepped into the breach at the end of February, after Luke Bussey moved on following five years at the club.

Hitchen was previously at Wigan for almost seven years, latterly as Head of Physio and Performance.

Applications for the Fleetwood role close on Monday May 21st.


Norwich looking for senior performance analyst

Norwich City are advertising for a senior first team performance analyst.

The successful candidate will report into Head of Performance Analysis Lee Dunn.

Applicants need to provide a five-minute video outlining their suitability and the deadline is May 11th.

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