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Former Aston Villa manager Brian Little is set to take charge of Chasetown FC’s academy. He will take the post previously occupied by ex-professional Andy Turner.
Brian Little
Little, who won the League Cup during his spell in charge at Villa Park, has also managed Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City. And he admitted he was excited by his latest challenge at The Scholars Ground. “For me is another chapter in my career and I do hope to one day to get to the very top in football development,” Little said. “It will be great once again to work in a controlled environment with young players on a daily basis.” The former Villa chief will combine the role with his media work. Mike Joiner, CEO of Chasetown FC, was over the moon with his latest appointment. “We are delighted to have secured the services of Brian Little who is extremely passionate and supportive of junior and youth football in general,” he said. “Our academy ethos fits perfectly with Brian’s existing work in this area and I’m sure his coaching methods and contacts throughout the world of football will be of enormous benefit to the students and the club. “It is another example of why Chasetown FC is an attractive proposition for young players looking to join us.” he academy aims to provide a second chance for school-leavers and players who are discarded by professional clubs, giving them an opportunity to resume their footballing careers or enter the world of sport and leisure. Since it was established a number of students have either signed for league clubs, started careers in the sports and leisure industry or moved on to further their education at university. The Scholars Academy offers a second chance for school leavers and players who are discarded by professional clubs. Alongside three days at Chasetown, the youngsters study two days at Stafford College, with students requiring a minimum of either 4 GCSES grade C or above (including maths or English) or Level 2 Diploma at merit level or above to gain entry onto the course. Additional places have been created in the Scholars’ Academy, and the deadline for prospective players to transfer into the scheme has been extended until the end of September. For more information about applying for the academy contact the enrolment centre at Stafford College on 01785 275468.

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