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14 December 2016

Our overview of the new Academy Manager's career to date

RICHARD Money began his playing career as a defender at Scunthorpe United in the 1970s, before moving on to Fulham where he earned international recognition with England at B team and Under-21 level.

He joined Liverpool in 1979, notably collecting a European Champions winner's medal in 1981 ahead of switching to Luton Town before spells at Portsmouth and then Scunthorpe once again.

It was with the latter where Money began his coaching career, drawing experience from having played under the likes of Bob Paisley, Terry Venables and Sir Bobby Robson.

Money helped oversee the recruitment and progression of Football League stalwart and current Iron manager Graham Alexander from the Academy set-up, then took on the role of Youth Team Head Coach at Aston Villa in 1989.

While with Villa, a number of young players graduated to the senior side, including Dwight Yorke, Ugo Ehioghu and Lee Hendrie.

He returned to Scunthorpe for a stint as manager from 1993 to 1994, then joined Nottingham Forest to serve as Assistant First Team Coach/Development Coach.

During his time with the club, Forest finished 3rd in the Premier League and reached the last-eight of the UEFA Cup, with Steve Stone, Ian Woan and Steve Chettle among those to come through the Academy system to play an integral part in that success.

After a spell as coach at Manchester City, Money became Youth Academy Director at Coventry City in 1998, with the Sky Blues twice reaching the FA Youth Cup Final during his four years there.

The now 61-year-old subsequently managed abroad, taking the helm at AIK Stockholm and Vasteras in Sweden, before becoming Head Coach at Australian side Newcastle Jets in 2005.

Returning to England a year later, he guided Walsall to the League Two title, recruiting the likes of current Premier League players Troy Deeney and Scott Dann for free to serve as integral members of the side.

In 2008 he became Academy Director at Newcastle United, later moving back into senior management when he took the reigns at Luton Town in 2011.

Leaving Luton in March 2011, his most recent spell in English football was as Head Coach of Cambridge United between 2012 and 2015, guiding the U's back into the Football League as well as winning the FA Trophy.

Joining City from MLS start-up Atlanta United, Lowestoft-born Money holds the UEFA Professional Diploma, FA Premier League Academy Directors License and UEFA 'A' License.

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