Cambridge United are delighted to announce former Norwich City and Leyton Orient academy coach Jimmy Unwin will join the U’s as Professional Development Phase Lead Coach on 1st July.
Last month it was announced that Tom Pell had assumed the position of Cambridge United’s Academy Manager following Mark Bonner’s step up into the first team staff. Pell therefore vacated his previous role as Professional Development Phase Lead Coach, which has now been assigned to Jimmy Unwin following a full and thorough interview process.
Unwin arrives at Cambridge United from his previous position as Head of Coaching at Leyton Orient where he joined in 2017, and prior to that had six years within Norwich City’s academy set up.
He will now be responsible for the coaching and education of the club’s oldest academy age group, taking charge of the scholarship programme for players between the ages of 16-18 years old.
Academy Manager Tom Pell commented: “Jimmy’s experience both in coaching and education is a brilliant fit for the model we want to create for our scholars here at Cambridge United.
“Many of our staff already have a working relationship with Jimmy as a result of his roles with Norwich City and Leyton Orient and his previous part time position with Cambridge United. This therefore provides us a head start and a smooth transition with this new appointment.
“We are delighted Jimmy has accepted the role and are extremely confident that alongside our current staff working within the professional development phase, we can continue to get the very best out of each individual and everyone as a collective moving forwards.”