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15 January 2024

Club News


15 January 2024

Experienced coach joins our Academy staff

- Kevin Russell joins Huddersfield Town
- Experienced coach becomes our B Team Manager
- Comments from Sporting Director Mark Cartwright

We’re delighted to welcome Kevin Russell to Huddersfield Town as our new B Team Manager today (Monday 15 January 2024)!

Russell, 57, brings a wealth of experience to the role through a coaching career spanning over 20 years in both senior and Academy football.

His First Team work has seen him operate as Assistant Manager for Preston North End, Peterborough United, Wrexham, and most recently at Sky Bet League One side Cheltenham Town earlier this season.

That adds to his background in developing young players. He worked with the Under-23s and Under-18s at Stoke City over many years, bringing several players through to their First Team who now operate in the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship.

That adds to a great playing career, where he most notably represented Wrexham, Leicester City, and Stoke City as well as several other clubs.

Sporting Director Mark Cartwright commented:

“We’re delighted to welcome Kevin to the club today.

“Bringing in a full-time B Team Manager is an important step, as it frees up Jon Worthington to focus on his tasks as Academy Manager at a vital time of expansion for our youth setup.

“Not only is Kevin a great coach, but he also has a brilliant ability to develop relationships with young players. He’s a lively character and he knows how to relate to individuals to get the best out of them.

“Whilst at Stoke City, he played the pivotal role in developing players such as Nathan Collins, Harry Souttar, Tyrese Campbell, and Josh Tymon, alongside many others. He’s been so successful in doing that because he has a great understanding of the qualities that senior coaching staff want to see in young players. Alongside Jon, he will help to further the already strong connection between the B Team and our First Team.

“I know he will be a great asset to our coaching team moving forward.”

The B Team is in action at the John Smith's Stadium on Friday evening in the Premier League Cup - click HERE for more information!

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