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Academy make Oldfield appointment

12 June 2014

MK Dons are delighted to announce that David Oldfield has joined the Club as the Head of Academy Coaching.



“I’d like to thank West Bromwich Albion for their cooperation in helping us with David’s release and we look forward to him starting his duties with us soon.”

“His experience as a top professional player will be invaluable to all our young players in the Academy.

“Our aim is to have one of the best coaching structures in place and David’s appointment goes a long way to achieving that.

“He joins us from a Category 1 Academy and has a UEFA Pro Licence which is important in the development of our top young players.

“It’s a role we have been doing due diligence on and it’s an appointment which took time as we wanted to find an outstanding candidate with strong credentials - David fits the bill perfectly.

“We’re delighted to have secured the signature of someone of his stature,” Executive Director Andrew Cullen told mkdons.com.

Reporting to Director of Youth Mike Dove, with whom he passed his UEFA A Licence alongside, Oldfield will be responsible for the implementation of the coaching programme across the Academy, while he will also sit on the Club’s Technical Board.

The UEFA Pro Licence coach can also boast a hugely-impressive playing career which saw him make almost 600 appearances for the likes of Luton Town, Oxford United, Stoke City, Manchester City and Leicester City, the latter of which he helped gain promotion to the Premier League in 1994.

August. nd Prior to that, he was reserve team manager at Peterborough United and manager of Brackley Town, who the Dons face in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 2

The 46-year-old arrives from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, where he worked as senior professional development coach in their Category 1 Academy for three years, playing a pivotal role in the emergence of talents such as Saido Berahino and George Thorne.