‘Absolutely delighted’ - Leeds United man confirms Newcastle United switch

Newcastle United’s academy has undergone a major restructure since Dan Ashworth arrived as sporting director last year.
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Newcastle United have added another analyst to their academy ranks. Jordan Davison, recently of Leeds United, has announced his arrival on social media.

Since joining as the club’s sporting director from Brighton and Hove Albion last summer, Dan Ashworth has gone about restructuring the Magpies’ academy by creating a number of key positions.

In the last few months, Paul Midgley (Head of Head of Youth Recruitment), Paul Mclaren (Head of National Youth Scouting 13s to 18s) and Ciaran Hughes (Lead Video Analyst) have joined from Manchester City, as have Edward Black (Lead Academy Scout U9s to U14s), Delroy Ebanks (Academy Lead Scout for the South of England), Josh Appleyard (Positional Analyst), Oliver Slater (Positional Analyst) from Arsenal, West Ham, Norwich City and Blackburn, respectively.

Davison joins as an under-21s performance analyst, a similar role he also carried out at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bradford City.

he posted on Twitter: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce I’ll be joining my boyhood club @NUFC, overseeing the analysis provision for the U21’s. An opportunity I could never turn down, great to be back home. Looking forward to getting started & helping the academy progress even further!”

Davison spent just under two years at Elland Road, working his way up from academy analyst to first-team analyst for the second half of last season.

“Thank you for everything @LUFC,” he tweeted earlier this month. “Starting off as the U16 analyst to finishing with the 1st team, I fell in love with the club. Very grateful for my journey, working with some amazing people along the way. Wishing everyone at the club all the very best for the future.”