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Wolves bring in new academy chief

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves have appointed Kevin Thelwell as their new academy manager, five months after Chris Evans left the role.

Thelwell held a similar position at Derby County, becoming the youngest academy manager in the country when he was given the job in 2006, aged 32.

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said it was a key appointment for the club.

"The continued success of our academy is of paramount importance to Wolves, and I'm confident we have the right man," he told the club's website.

"Over the years we've had numerous top quality players come through the system. Kevin's job will be to improve on the achievements of the academy to date."

The club has a top academy which is revered in the game for finding young talent

Kevin Thelwell

Thelwell briefly took charge of Derby's first-team earlier this season when Billy Davies was dismissed, and has previously worked for Preston North End and the Welsh Football Association.

"I'm delighted to be joining a club of the size and stature of Wolverhampton Wanderers," Thelwell said.

"The club has a top academy which is revered in the game for finding young talent and moving them through into the first-team. I'm really looking forward to picking up the reins."


see also
Wolves academy boss joins Bolton
14 Nov 07 |  Bolton Wanderers
Thelwell named Rams academy boss
04 Jul 06 |  Derby County


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