Hinshelwood to leave Seagulls

Thu, 31 May 13:09:15 2012

Former Brighton manager Martin Hinshelwood is to step down from his role as head of youth development with the club.

Hinshelwood, 58, who had a short spell as manager in the Championship during 2002, has spent 14 years with Albion, mainly in charge of the youth set-up and oversaw the graduation of 31 players from the club's centre of excellence through to the first team.

Hinshelwood, who spent most of his playing career with Crystal Palace, told the Seagulls' official website: "I'm sorry to be leaving the club. I've worked with some fantastic people and firstly I'd like to thank all those who have helped me on the coaching, medical and administration side.

"It's been a great 14 years - they've flown by and been tremendous fun - and during that time I've looked after the youth team, been caretaker manager and even been manager.

"I think I can take a step back and say it's been a job well done and I will always be proud to have managed the club - however brief, and even if that didn't go as well as I would have liked.

"I'll also take great personal satisfaction every time I see one of those players play, at any level of the game, professional or non-league."


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