Newcastle United cult hero leaves key role at Premier League rivals

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Former Newcastle United winger Scott Sellars has left his position as Technical Director at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United star became a firm favourite during a two-year stay at St James Park, helping Kevin Keegan’s side secure the First Division title in 1993 before going on to establish themselves in the Premier League.

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Sellars wrote his name into Magpies folklore when he scored a sumptuous free-kick that helped his side to a 1-0 win over bitter rivals Sunderland and took them to within a point of securing promotion into the newly-established Premier League.

Sellars went on to play for the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town and Danish side AGF Aarhus, before ending his playing days with Mansfield Town. His coaching career got underway with roles at Chesterfield and Sheffield United before he earned a move to Manchester City in 2009, before joining Wolves coaching staff in July 2014.

Working in various roles within their academy, Sellars became general manager and technical director at Molineux over the last two years, but has now left his role at the club. In a statement released on the club website, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: “Scott has been a big influence at Wolves in my time at the club, and you can see from his elevation through different departments and roles how highly we think of him.

“A football person through and through, with exceptional experience in the game as a player and a coach, Scott brought that with him to work every day and used it to improve the next generation of young footballers. On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to say thank you to Scott, and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

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