Young joins Sheffield United

Motherwell academy director Gordon Young is leaving the Scottish club to take up a new position at Sheffield United.

Last Updated: 03/10/13 at 21:36 Post Comment

Fir Park: Motherwell looking for new academy director

Fir Park: Motherwell looking for new academy director

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Young replaced Chris McCart in the Fir Park role five years ago, following the latter's departure for Celtic, and has twice had spells as caretaker manager.

He will oversee the expansion of United's youth academy, and will be actively involved in the setting up of academies throughout Europe on behalf of the Sky Bet League One club.

Motherwell chief executive Leeann Dempster said: "We would like to put on record our acknowledgement and thanks to Gordon for all his hard work, particularly his two stints as interim manager of the first team.

"We are obviously sad to see Gordon go, however this is a new chapter in his career and also an exciting opportunity for the club to appoint a successor.

"I plan to meet with a few candidates over the course of the next 10 days or so."

The former Rangers and Charlton striker Jonatan Johansson, who is currently in charge of Motherwell's U20 set-up, is one possible contender for the vacancy.

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Toby Alderweireld set for Southampton medical

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld is on his way to Southampton.

Tim Vickery: Work permit issues favour Argentinian players

Tim Vickery believes favourable work permit issues means more Argentinian players are likely to come to England.

Transfer news: Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo linked with Valencia

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has been linked with a return to his homeland with La Liga side Valencia.

Mail Box

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

Finding It Harder To Defend United

We have some Sunday thoughts on Manchester United's latest league point, plus farewells offered to Daniel Agger (fond) and Fernando Torres (less so)...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property