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Discussion in 'The January 2016 Transfer Rumours Archive' started by guiltyparty, Dec 26, 2015.
Well, he's obviously highly regarded and will know that now. Hope the guys backfilling are equally as good.
So who is Dean Rastrick?
Academy Manager, so McDermott's second in command.
He's been coaching the U18s (with Ledley King assisting him).
Used to be Assistant Academy Manager at Norwich
He's been promoted to take McDermott's old role. McDermott has been promoted to take Baldini's old role
I know, mate.
This definitely isn't happening now. Man Utd have appointed the world renound youth coaches Nicky Butt to head up their academy. Well done!
Does king take rastricks role?
That means that first team, u21 and u18 are all managed by ex defenders.
given how piss poor we use to be at defending this can only be a good thing!
He's a graduate of the Class of '92... so obviously he knows everything about running a youth academy...
it sounds like united are trying to get back to kids signing due to the hype of the club, apparently butt and giggs will be there for final negotiations and signing.
they have an uphill struggle trying to reestablish themselves as academy first club, when so few have made it to the first team in recent years.
Actually loads of Utd youth players have had game time under LVG. Not sure any of them are any good though, they never seem to establish themselves.. The problem there isn't the path to the first team, it's the quality of the youth setup.
The Internet tells me that Dean Rastrick joined Norwich City in early August 2006 as Assistant Academy Manager. He signed from Derby County, where he was also assistant academy manager. The then 30 year old, originally from Woodbridge in Suffolk, worked with Norwich academy manager Ricky Martin, mainly looking after players aged between nine and 16. Dean left the Canaries in July 2010 to take up a similar role at Tottenham.
Here is a little sound bite from Dean about how a youngster can become the next Harry Kane.
and how they still have to clean the older pro's boots...all about building personality, don't you know
and Poch's interest in the academy
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Mauricio Pochettino hands new role to Tottenham coach John McDermott
• McDermott now overseeing every age-group below first-team level
• Manchester United had targeted him as part of coaching overhaul
Daniel Levy has confirmed that John McDermott, the Tottenham Hotspur head of coaching and development, has taken on the responsibility of overseeing every age group at the club below first-team level.
McDermott, who has been a target for Manchester United, has built his reputation as a shrewd judge of young players at the club’s academy and he has developed a close working relationship with the manager, Mauricio Pochettino, and the head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell.
The trio discuss new signings and, more pertinently for the club’s current project, whether they can promote talent from the youth ranks. Pochettino routinely includes academy players in his training sessions and each of them comes on the recommendation of McDermott.
Pochettino is determined to put structures in place that will lead to long-term solidity and success, and McDermott – together with Mitchell – is a key part of the process. Pochettino took Mitchell from Southampton, the club at which he previously worked, to replace Franco Baldini, who left his post as sporting director last September.
There has been no fanfare related to McDermott’s increased influence at the club but Levy, the chairman, offered an insight when he spoke to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust last week.
The THST published the minutes of its meeting, writing that Levy had “explained how John McDermott was now in charge of everything below the first team, including the under-21s,” and how “there was regular dialogue with McDermott, Pochettino and Mitchell regarding recruitment and talent.
“All three would be considering whether we have the talent under our first team that we could promote up. The approach is always to try and promote up, if possible.”
The THST also wrote that Levy had said the decision to loan the centre-half Federico Fazio to Sevilla last month was possible only because Pochettino, McDermott and Mitchell were “confident in the abilities of a younger player to step up to the first team, if required”.
The 18-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers is a part of this thinking.
And presumably his instruction to the players was to pass the ball upside inside out.....
Seriously though, Norwich's academy is one of the best so this Rastrick bloke should know what he's doing.
Great news. We really are starting to build something special
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