Former Southampton Vicechairman Les Reed was appointed since the Football Association’s new technical manager.

Reed replaces Dan Ashworth, who’ll simply take the same position at Premier League side Brighton at Spring 2019.

The 66-year-old will soon be incharge of England’s elite men’s and women’s clubs, the development sides as well as FA instruction and instruction.

Reed, that abandoned Southampton a month, has worked with the FA before including a previous stint as technical manager.

Between 1986 and 1995 he held various coaching rules and worked under ex-England director Kevin Keegan from 1998 2000, before becoming technical manager by 2002-04.

Throughout Ashworth’s tenure, England Women finished third at the 2015 World Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 20 17 European Championship, whilst the men reached the worldcup semi-finals.

England’s men’s youth clubs saw success, winning the under-17 along with under-20 World Cups as well as the European U19 Championship.

“The challenge will be to continue the progress that’s been made and I hope that I could bring my experience to help England teams continue on the perfect course,” said Reed, who starts his new role in February.

“I am passionate about coaching, about helping English players are the most effective they can be and want to work closely with the leagues and clubs we have in this nation.”

Reed combined Southampton at April 2010 together with all the club at League One.

He mimicked a period in the team won two promotions to reach the Premier League and also reached the EFL Cup final in 20 17.

“Les’ adventure in the game is unrivalled,” said FA leader Martin Glenn.


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