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Daish To Step Down From Academy Role

Lead professional development phase coach to depart at the end of the season

7 March 2022

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Liam Daish

Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Liam Daish will be stepping down from his position as lead professional development phase coach at the end of the current season.

The former Republic of Ireland international defender has worked in the Pompey academy since the summer of 2017.

He had previously come through the youth ranks at Fratton Park and made a single league appearance before going on to feature for Cambridge, Birmingham and Coventry.

Daish ended his playing career at Havant & Waterlooville and managed the club before taking charge of Ebbsfleet and Nuneaton.

Pompey academy manager Greg Miller said: “During my time at the club, Liam has utilised his coaching and playing experiences to offer our players a valuable understanding of the technical and behavioural requirements to progress beyond the under-18 environment.

"Liam has utilised his coaching and playing experiences to offer our players a valuable understanding of the technical and behavioural requirements to progress beyond the under-18 environment."

Greg Miller

“The recent professional contract offered to Toby Steward is evidence of this, as are successful loan spells for others in the men’s game, international recognition for scholars and multiple first team training opportunities.

“Liam’s help in supporting all the newly recruited staff members in the academy this season has ensured real progress has been made in enhancing our operational effectiveness.

“On behalf of everyone in the academy, I would like to thank him for that and wish him the very best for the future.”

Portsmouth Football Club will now begin the process of recruiting a new lead professional development phase coach.


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