Sheffield Wednesday: Owls appoint Hill as new advisor

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Former Manchester United academy coach Jonathan Hill becomes the latest person to join Sheffield Wednesday’s sporting director by committee.

Hill, who boasts nearly two decades of coaching experience, has tonight been appointed as an advisor to Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri. Hill will work alongside Glenn Roeder, Paul Senior and head coach Stuart Gray as part of Wednesday’s new management structure.

His appointment comes just 48 hours after Adam Pearson’s decision to quit the committee and take up a role at Championship rivals Leeds United.

Thai businessman Chansiri said: “I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to the club.

“It can never be understated just how important it is that we introduce experienced industry professionals to supplement the innovation of our Sporting Director committee.

“Jonathan has an exceptionally strong skill-set and will undoubtedly enhance the core area of Sheffield Wednesday, which is the football infrastructure.”

Having earned his stripes as assistant academy director at Wigan Athletic, Hill went on to spend nine years at Old Trafford. He worked in the Red Devils’ youth department, helping nurture players such as Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck.

Hill moved on to work for the Jordanian Football Association where he was in charge of all the national youth teams from Under-8s to Under-20s.

More recently Hill has worked at Premier League heavyweights Manchester City as an youth coach in their academy, Norwegian top-flight side Tromso FC and Fulham.

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