Agree for too long in England academy coaching jobs were given to ex-pro mates who lacked the intelligence, innovation and communicative skills to be good coaches and the youth system suffered badly, old habits and mantras were just recycled year after year by ****s like Redknapp and his ilk, scared to embrace modernisation because they knew it would make them redundant, so they appointed the Sherwood's and Bonds et al to safeguard the status quo and the culture of wheeler dealing being better than coaching, developing, improving and integrating was just too long winded and required way too much hard work. I think it's changing now at many clubs, there's some good work being done, but coaches and owners have got to start being braver and more forward thinking. They could be making more money if they were smarter about development. I stand by my point about mid table and championship/Div1/2 clubs though, having a good development policy is financially far more cost effective than any wheeler dealing, just look at European clubs model. For them their really is no excuse - and I include us in that, everyone from PL 5th down - for not having a good development ethos, because any young home grown (and not just English - but home trained) player who can kick a ball straight and manages to make 50 appearances in any division will invariable sell for good money and represent much better investment of resources than trading 29yo shitkickers will.