Academy Coach takes up new role at Sky Bet League 1 side
- Dean Whitehead departs Academy role at Huddersfield Town
- Town receive compensation for Whitehead
- Comments from Chairman Phil Hodgkinson
Huddersfield Town can today confirm that Dean Whitehead has left his role as Under-19 Coach to join Shrewsbury Town.
The Terriers have received compensation from the Sky Bet League 1 side for Whitehead, who will now form part of Sam Ricketts’ coaching staff.
The 37-year-old joined Huddersfield Town in 2015 from Middlesbrough and played a big part on the pitch in the Terriers’ promotion to the Premier League.
He went on to make 63 appearances for Town before hanging up his boots and transitioning into coaching.
After six months with former Head Coach David Wagner, Dean moved into the Club’s Academy set-up, first working with the Under-17s before moving up to the Under-19s and Elite Development Team.
Huddersfield Town Chairman Phil Hodgkinson commented:
“We are all disappointed to see Dean leave the Club, but he had ambitions to coach in First Team football and this was a good opportunity for him.
“We saw Dean as a valuable member of staff, so we worked hard to get suitable compensation for him.
“Our excellent Academy coaches will continue to work hard with our Under-19 and EDT sides until we appoint a replacement.
“We have a lot of good memories with Dean as a player and coach and wish him all the best for the future.”