Fulham have this morning announced a significant restructure of their academy staff, with existing academy director Huw Jennings becoming the club’s new head of football development.

Jennings, who has revolutionised Fulham’s academy since his appointment back in 2008, will now oversee the club’s domestic and international links to support post-Brexit recruitment, work specifically on guiding the club’s young players into the first team set-up and leading Fulham’s women side as they move into the academy structure after previously being under the Fulham foundation’s umbrella.

He told the club’s website: “After 12 seasons at the club, I am delighted to be moving into a new role. The academy under Mike Cave and the excellent academy staff team will continue to build the best academy for Fulham. We are as determined as ever to compete with the best young player development programmes in the country, and Colin’s appointment is a commitment to this objective. Similarly, the club recognises the importance of the current exciting era for women’s football, and I am looking forward to supporting head coach Steve Jaye and the team, as we build our programme for the future.”

Jennings’ duties as academy director will now be undertaken by Mike Cave, previously Fulham’s academy manager, and the current under 23s joint head coach Colin Omogbehin has been promoted to first team development coach. The club are currently recruiting for a new under 23s head coach to assume that role on a full time basis.