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Changes in Youth Team Management

We have made the very difficult decision to part company with youth team manager, Peter Freakes.

There were a variety of reasons for taking this action and the decision was not made lightly, but all parties involved in the strategy and management of our football teams unanimously agreed it was for the best.

The youth team league season begins this Sunday, 6 Sept 2009, with a difficult away game at Nantwich. In order to maintain consistency Darren Lyons, FC United’s Head of Player Development, will take over the running of the team for this game and until we appoint a replacement manager, which we aim to do as quickly as possible. From the beginning of last season Darren took on responsibility for improving the integration of the youth team with the rest of the club resulting in the progression of a number of players into the first team set up. Darren will continue in this role going forward, working closely with the new youth team manager.

We would like to thank Peter Freakes for the tremendous amount of effort he put in to the youth team last season and wish him well for the future.

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First Posted ~ 07:41 Fri 4 Sep 2009
News ID ~ 2399
Last Updated ~ 17:14 Fri 11 Oct 2013