Sheffield United: Former striker set for return as part of academy reshuffle

Former Sheffield United centre-forward Jack Lester is expected to take charge of the Premier League club's academy as part of a major reshuffle which will see several high profile figures leave Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 11:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 12:57 pm
Jack Lester is returning to Bramall Lane

Travis Binnion, previously manager of United's youth system, and John Dungworth, a long-standing and respected coach, are among those set to depart.

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Although their exits are yet to be officially confirmed, many parents with children in the programme are aware of the changes and have been discussing them openly in recent days.

Lester, who scored 16 goals in 50 appearances for United during his own playing career, is believed to have been earmarked for a return a decade-and-a-half after being sold to Nottingham Forest. He has held positions both at the City Ground and with Forest's neighbours Notts County since embarking upon a career in coaching, and was manager of Chesterfield until April last year.