Sheffield Wednesday: ‘Cads’ out to inspire Owls kids

New Owls academy coach Danny Cadamarteri.
New Owls academy coach Danny Cadamarteri.
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Dean Ramsdale, Sheffield Wednesday’s academy manager, is relishing the prospect of working with Danny Cadamarteri.

Nearly two months have passed since Cadamarteri accepted a coaching role in the Owls’ youth set-up.

The 34-year-old, who began his career at Everton, retired towards the end of last season after failing to shake off a long-term knee injury picked up while with Carlisle United.

A forward by trade, Cadamarteri represented Huddersfield Town (twice), Bradford (twice), Leeds United, Sheffield United, Leicester City and Dundee United in his career, claiming 42 goals in 399 matches at club level.

“Cads [Danny Cadamarteri] had a great career and will bring quality and knowledge to the department,” Ramsdale told The Star. “We have got a lot of ex-players and footballers now involved at the club.

“I never shirked from employing people around me who are very opinionated because that makes me and the department better. The easiest thing to do in the world is to bring in people who will agree with everything you say.”

After completing his switch to Wednesday, Cadamarteri tweeted: “Delighted to be offered a coaching role in youth development at Sheffield Wednesday’s accademy. Massive club. Fantastic opportunity.”

Cadamarteri, who has also coached Leeds United women’s team, and former Owls midfielder Danny Sonner have been heading up a series of summer talent ID camps throughout North America in conjunction with Sports Management partner Global Image Sports.

Both coaches have visited partner clubs with a view to inviting the best players from across the pond to train with Wednesday next year.