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Oldfield joins Burton as assistant

13 November 2014

Head of Academy Coaching David Oldfield has left the Football Club to take up the vacant assistant manager position at Burton Albion.

Oldfield completed his move to the Sky Bet League 2 outfit on Thursday morning and will be a part of new Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s coaching team at the Pirelli Stadium.

The former U21 Professional Phase Coach at West Bromwich Albion joined the Dons back in May and, along with assisting Director of Youth Mike Dove with the Under-18s, he had also taken on the role of the manager of the development squad.

Executive Director Andrew Cullen said: “David has made an instant impact within the Academy since joining us in the summer, so we’re disappointed to lose him so soon.

“However, this is an opportunity for David to work within a first-team environment and we didn’t want to stand his way of doing that.

“On behalf of the Football Club, I’d like to wish David a successful future and he goes with all our best wishes.”

Cullen added: “We have already begun the process of looking for a new Head of Academy Coaching and we will make an announcement in due course.”

Oldfield said: “It was a really difficult decision to leave such a fantastic football club which is full of talented and caring people. It’s an ambitious club with huge potential, which I am sure will be achieved in the coming years.

“I’d like to thank the chairman for the opportunity to work at MK Dons, along with the manager and the first-team staff, who have all been great. It's also been a pleasure working alongside Mike Dove and the Academy staff, as well as the extremely talented young players at the Club.

“Despite being at the Club for only a short time, it was clear to me that the Academy set-up was of a very high standard and I have no doubt that they will continue to produce top-class players.”

He added: “This is an opportunity for me to work as a coach at first-team level, one I felt I quite simply couldn’t turn down. I’m excited to take up this role and begin work with Jimmy and the rest of the coaching staff.”

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