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Richard Naylor

Academy Manager/Head of Academy Coaching


Former Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United defender who made over 470 career appearances.

After retiring from the game in 2012, he began his coaching career at Leeds, leading their Under-18 side to the league title in his first season in charge.

A UEFA A Licence qualified coach, Richard was appointed as a Professional Development Phase Coach in the summer of 2016 before progressing to the role of Head of Academy Coaching in late 2018.

He stepped up to Academy Manager alongside his Head of Coaching role in March 2020.