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O'Driscoll Appointed In Academy Role

Former Bournemouth boss arrives at Pompey

22 March 2019

Sean O'Driscoll

Pompey have appointed Sean O’Driscoll as head of coaching and learning for the club’s academy.

The former Bournemouth, Doncaster, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Walsall boss will officially take up the post at the start of April.

O’Driscoll also had a spell in charge of England’s under-19 side and was assistant manager at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers.

Academy manager Mark Kelly said: “Sean is someone with a lot of experience. He has been in management for a long time and brought young players through at various clubs.

“He complements the staff we already have here and brings a nice balance to our academy set-up. There is a team in place here to really push Pompey on.”

"He complements the staff we already have here and brings a nice balance to our academy set-up."

Mark Kelly

O’Driscoll joins several other new academy arrivals at Fratton Park in recent weeks.

Kelly explained: “Neil Sillett has returned to the club as head of academy recruitment. He’ll concentrate on players between the ages of 14 and 18, with a team under him looking at those from under-7 to under-14.

“Vitor Vaz has come in as head of medical services, with Ebun Thomas our new foundation stage phase lead coach and Dominic Howes arriving as an analyst.”


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