BURTON Albion’s successful Academy has appointed Sam Rose as head of coaching.
Academy manager Mike Whitlow is delighted that he has found a successor to Lee Glover from within his own ranks who will be able to continue the highly-successful development of young talent at the Brewers.
Lee joined the academy as head of coaching before leaving six weeks later to take up a similar job much closer to his home in Coventry.
Sam has now been appointed as his successor and will mainly be taking charge of the U18s, who are hopefully the next generation of Burton Albion players, along with overseeing a lot of the other coaching within the academy.
Mike said: “It was important with Lee going after six weeks that the lads had a consistency in terms of their coaching which they haven't had for a while.
"Sam was helping out when my dad was ill 18 months ago with the 18s and helping Lee when he came in. So he has already played a big part in what we doing here and now can take that work forward.”
Sam has been working within the academy for over four years, so a familiar face was always going to be a positive thing for the youth team.
Mike said: "We opened the post again and Sam applied. We went through the interview process but we also know him as a coach over the past four years and I am very pleased for Sam and the Academy.
“It will enable us to continue our great work going forward.”