Jack Ross appointed to permanent role at Newcastle United
Jack Ross has been confirmed as Newcastle United’s new Head of Coach Development.
Football Careers client Ross joined the English Premier League club on an interim basis earlier this year, but his role has now been made permanent.
He will have responsibility for coordinating and managing the club’s team of elite coaches at all Academy levels.
Magpies Academy Director Steve Harper said: “Jack is a very experienced manager, coach and coach educator. His knowledge and experience will be of huge benefit to the club.”
The appointment continues Jack’s association with North East football. He had a brief spell as a player with Hartlepool United almost 20 years ago and was manager of Newcastle’s local rivals Sunderland for two seasons, leading the Black Cats to the Championship Play-Off Final in 2019.
The 47-year-old has also managed Dundee United, Hibernian, St Mirren, and Alloa, and was the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year in 2017-18 after guiding Saints to the SPFL Championship title.
In his new role at Newcastle, Ross will work closely with Academy Head Harper and U21 boss Neil Winskill in developing and overseeing a structured programme for coaches across all age groups.
He has considerable experience as a Coach Educator and Assessor, having worked with the Scottish Football Association as a leading tutor on the UEFA Pro Licence course.
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