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Former Newcastle United star gets top job at Wolves Academy

4 months ago
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Scott Sellars will be remembered as an excellent and classy left footed winger/midfielder who helped kickstart the Kevin Keegan 90s revolution.

Coming in towards the end of the promotion season (1992/93), he played 11 times and really announced his arrival when scoring the only goal of the game against Sunderland, which left KK’s team needing only one point from the last three games to guarantee promotion.

A beautiful free-kick over the wall (see image above) won the match, on a day when I think it was the very wettest I have ever been at a football match.

The next season, Scott Sellars was a key player as Newcastle took the Premier League by storm, finishing third after promotion.

Involved in youth coaching after retiring from playing, the former Newcastle player left a role at Manchester City in 2014 to take over as Under 23s coach.

Promoted to head of player development, he has been credited in playing a crucial role in bringing through many talented young Wolves players. This season alone five have made first team debuts: Elliot Watt, Pedro Goncalves, Benny Ashley-Seal, Ryan Giles and Niall Ennis.

This has culminated in Scott Sellars now being confirmed as the new head of Wolves academy.

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell talking to Birmingham Live:

“We are all delighted that Scott has this opportunity further enhance the great work he has carried out at Wolves Academy since he first arrived in 2014.

The level of applicants was very strong, but we felt Scott stood out as the best candidate and that it was right to give him this opportunity. Ultimately, we believe he is the best man for the job.

“During his time at the Academy, Scott has displayed the key Wolves values and showed real desire, in all the roles he has held, to produce and promote the highest quality of young players through the ranks at our club.

“We hope Scott will develop a programme that continues to place Wolves among the best academies in the country, as well as find new ways to improve further, all with the intention of supporting the club achieve success.”

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