Former Cambridge and Luton boss joins City
NORWICH City are delighted to confirm the appointment of Richard Money
to the role of Academy Manager.
Lowestoft-born Money joins the Canaries from Atlanta United FC, a Major League Soccer expansion franchise who will play in the Eastern Conference in 2017, where he held the position of Academy Director.
The 61-year-old has previously overseen the Academy set-ups at both Coventry City and Newcastle United, and replaces new Academy Head of Recruitment Gregg Broughton in the job at Carrow Road.
He has enjoyed a lengthy career in the game as a player and coach, recently guiding Cambridge United back to the EFL as manager before leaving in November 2015.
Money, who has also had stints in charge of Luton Town and Walsall among others, played nearly 500 league games as a defender primarily for Scunthorpe United and Fulham.
He told canaries.co.uk: "I'm really pleased to be joining Norwich City as Academy Manager and I can't wait to get stuck into the job in the new year.
"Wherever I've been, the development of young players has always been the first aim for me, whether it's as a manager or an academy manager. My record of pushing players through to first-teams has been good.
"It's not just any job. I was born in the area, and I was brought up around the club and supported it as a boy. All my family are season-ticket holders, so the fact that it's Norwich makes it extra special."
City Chief Executive Jez Moxey commented: "We are delighted to have concluded our thorough search for a new Academy Manager with the appointment of Richard Money who was the standout candidate in a highly competitive field.
"Richard joins us with a long and impressive football CV. He has tremendous experience working in professional youth development and we are very much looking forward to him leading our Academy in the years ahead."
Technical Director Ricky Martin added: "During my time as Academy Manager I have come across Richard on numerous occasions, during his days at Coventry and Newcastle, and found him to be very forward-thinking and running very well-established and progressive academy development programmes.
"I look forward to working with Richard in continuing to develop young players for City's first team, following in the footsteps of current senior players such as Jacob and Josh Murphy."