Dan Ashworth leaves West Bromwich Albion

Dan Ashworth Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion has announced that Dan Ashworth is leaving the club today.

He is giving up his post as Sporting and Technical Director to become The Football Association's Director of Elite Development. He starts on Monday.

To be able to take up the new post, Mr Ashworth had to gain permission from the club to leave before the end of his 12 month notice period.

As part of the agreement he will be available to the team on a one-day-a-week consultancy basis until the summer.

“Dan has worked tirelessly for this football club for the past nine years and leaves with our best wishes.

“He has remained fully committed to his club responsibilities since it was announced last September he would be leaving, for which I would like to thank him."

Chairman Jeremy Peace.

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