Dan Ashworth

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Dan Ashworth
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-06) 6 March 1971 (age 43)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Norwich City.

Dan Ashworth is an English former professional footballer, who began his career at Norwich City. He studied at the College of West Anglia from 1987-1989.[2]

Ashworth continued to be involved with football after retiring as a player, and was appointed academy director at Peterborough United in 2000.[3] In 2001 he went on to become center of excellence director at Cambridge United until March 2004 went moved to West Bromwich Albion assisting youth team manager Aidy Boothroyd. After Boothroyd's departure in the July of that year he took over as youth team manager until he was promoted to the club's sporting and technical director in December 2007.[4]

On 17 September 2012, Ashworth was appointed as the FA director of elite development.[5]


  1. ^ Purnell, Gareth (17 September 2012). "West Brom's Dan Ashworth appointed director of elite development by FA". The Independent. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". College of West Anglia. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Austin, Simon (25 September 2012). "Roy Hodgson's England: Trevor Brooking on Dan Ashworth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mowbray praises chairman's decision". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 15 July 2008. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dan Ashworth named FA director of elite development". BBC Sport. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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