Leeds United fans on Twitter are very happy with Adam Pope’s latest update on the club’s coaching staff.
Indeed, the BBC journalist tweeted that the Whites are set to appoint Andy Foster as the club’s new Head of Academy.
I understand that Andy Foster will be named as the club’s new head of Academy coaching after Richard Cresswell’s departure in the summer. He is well thought of in coaching circles. He joins from Middlesbrough and has a FA background as a National Coach Developer. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) November 20, 2019
Foster joins Leeds from Middlesbrough where he held the same job role.
Pope’s speculation was later confirmed by the man himself as he took to Twitter stating that he’s now an employee of Leeds United.
Thanks Dean. Ryan – I’m the new Head of Coaching for the Academy.
— Andy Foster (@AndyFoster07) November 20, 2019
This is a huge step in Foster’s career as Leeds have a very strong academy, and some of the players already within the ranks look like stars in the making.
Foster probably can’t wait to get his teeth stuck into the likes of Ryan Edmondson and Mateusz Bogusz – both players scored for the first-team in pre-season – as well as a number of other talented youngsters the Whites have in their academy set up at the moment.
It remains to be seen whether or not Foster will be a success in this role, but Leeds fans are already sold on him.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on social media…
My gaffer not too long ago. Really decent bloke and knows the game!
— – (@elyouefsey) November 20, 2019
Good appointment 👍
— Weststand Waccoe (@manilvablanco) November 20, 2019
Good appointment that
— Jim Marsden (@jimbobm52) November 20, 2019
Good appointment, remember doing the FA youth award with him several years ago.
— JT1919💙💛 (@JohnmjtJt1919) November 20, 2019
Buzzing that we’ve finally sorted that, could be exactly what the young uns like Edmondson need
— Leeds warrior (@WarriorLeeds) November 20, 2019
Another good appointment by Leeds. Can say what you want about @andrearadri who hasn’t been perfect but has made some very positive changes at the club, putting the building blocks in place for the future. #LUFC https://t.co/08mcURvzzl
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) November 20, 2019