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Conor Sellars joins as new U23 Lead PDP Coach

6 July 2022

Hull City Academy is delighted to announce that Conor Sellars has joined the coaching staff as the new Under-23 Lead Professional Development Phase Coach.

The 30-year-old was a midfielder in his playing career, spending his youth career at Middlesbrough.

His senior career saw him play in Portugal with Fão and Iceland with Íþróttafélagið Höttur, as well as spending time in England’s non-league system, representing Hallam, Harrogate Railway Athletic, Harrogate Town, Worksop Town and Tadcaster Albion. 

Sellars retired from playing in May 2018 to focus on his coaching career and started at Bradford City as a youth coach. Being appointed the Bantams’ caretaker manager alongside Mark Trueman in December 2020, the coaching duo were nominated for both January and February 2021 EFL League Two Manager of the Month awards. 

Becoming the youngest manager in the English Football League after being appointed permanently in February 2021, the duo would stay in charge until May of the same year managing 30 games.

“I’m delighted to have joined Hull City,” said Sellars.

“Everyone has been so welcoming. I spoke to a few people when I applied for the job and they only spoke good things and from me speaking to ‘Nails’ (Richard Naylor) and to the staff, it was quite clear that it would be a great club for me to work for and to develop as well.

“My job in the short term is to get to know the players as well as possible. The standard of the players has been good since I’ve come in and I need to get to know what their strengths and weaknesses are and work on them relentlessly so that they develop.”


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