Dundee United have appointed Adam Asghar – the son of sporting director Tony – as their new senior academy head coach.
In a further shake-up of their backroom team, David Byrne has joined as head of recruitment for the first team and Jordan Moore, an ex-United player, has been named as head of academy talent ID and recruitment.
In a statement confirming the Asghar move, the club said: “Within the academy, Adam – who holds a UEFA Elite Youth A Licence while currently working towards his UEFA A Licence – arrives at United from the Scottish FA, where he was previously with its Performance School Braidhurst High, working closely with players from Motherwell and Hamilton Academical, while also coaching Motherwell’s highly-successful under-16 and under-18 sides.”
Asghar senior welcomed Byrne’s appointment, saying: “David is a strong appointment as we look to continue to develop a stronger network in which to identify and attract players to the club.
“His experience and track record will enhance how our recruitment department operates, and his appointment ensures our club continues to develop one of the strongest departments in Scotland.”
The statement added: “David brings a wealth of experience to the department, having worked in recruitment roles for teams including West Brom, Swindon and Yeovil Town. He will be responsible for implementing United’s Talent ID & Recruitment policy.”