Paul Williams leaves Blues

Paul Williams leaves Blues

Blues can confirm that Academy Director Paul Williams has left the Club.

He departs after nearly 12 months in the role having been appointed in August 2021.

The former Derby County and Coventry City defender was responsible for the overarching strategy of the Club’s Academy set-up, ensuring a clear pathway was maintained to the First Team.

This brings to an end his second spell with the Club, having previously worked under both Steve Cotterill and Lee Carsley during their time in B9.

The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Paul for all his efforts.

The process of identifying a successor has already begun and an official announcement will be made here on in due course.

For the interim period, Danetta Powell and James Brayne will manage the Club’s Academy functions and football procedures.

As long-serving and experienced members of the Academy Management Team, their knowledge and experience will be invaluable in ensuring the smooth operation of the Academy system.