Date:Friday December 14 2012
Wolverhampton Wanderers have promoted Kevin Thelwell from his position as academy boss to the clubs new position of Head of Football Development and Recruitment.
It certainly sounds like an impressive title but what does it actually mean?
Well, rather than strictly sticking to the academy set-up, working alongside Steve Weaver and Micky Halsall, Thelwell will now work closer with Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken as well as the backroom team of Johan Lange and Patrick Weiser.
Thelwell will work scouting potential players for the first team as well as working towards getting playing to come through the youth academy.
It's a different role to the European director of football role which we see from time to time, because it is the manager who remains in control of who is signed and sold.
"Several English clubs are now seeking to make similar appointments and some already have this kind of position filled. For some time the board has felt this was a necessary step to take but we wanted Stale and the new coaches to acclimatise before we made the move.' Wolves chief Executive Jez Moxey said to the Birmingham Mail.
He continued: 'Having interviewed some excellent candidates for the post we felt Kevin had the necessary qualifications and track record to do a very good job. We are pleased he has accepted the challenge for what is a big responsibility."
Solbakken added: "It`s very important to have stability and continuity in the way we scout and develop our younger players across all age groups.
"Kevin and I have developed a very good working relationship and I look forward to working with him even more closely."
Tell us what you think
This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.
Date:Friday December 14 2012
No time for Wolves to dwell (Friday March 6 2015)
Don't expect Boukari return (Thursday March 5 2015)
Wolves would be crackers to block Jacobs loan (Thursday March 5 2015)
Manager of the Month - Feb Nomination (Jackett) (Thursday March 5 2015)
Points dropped for Wolves (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Ref decisions was the difference for Wolves (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Stats: Bournemouth v Wolves (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Bournemouth v Wolves - Team Line-Ups (Tuesday March 3 2015)
We owe Bournemouth one (Tuesday March 3 2015)
Afobe has more about him than Callum Wilson (Tuesday March 3 2015)
|11. Sheff Wed||35||11||13||11||-3||46|
|Beat Liverpool?? Difficult Not Impossible!!
» Blackburn : 06/03/2015 19:42:01
|Vital Brentford Interview With Mark Devlin
» Brentford : 06/03/2015 19:36:00
|Brentford Week Update
» Brentford : 06/03/2015 19:17:01
|Talking To The Oppo's - When Baz Met Daz
» Wigan : 06/03/2015 19:16:01
|LUFC Redfearn looking to build for next season
» Leeds Utd : 06/03/2015 19:06:01