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Watford appoint former Aston Villa and Cardiff City defender David Hughes as new youth team coach
Watford have appointed Shrewsbury Town’s David Hughes as the club’s new youth team coach.
The Hornets have been looking for someone to lead the Under-18s since Joe McBride joined Malky Mackay at Cardiff City in the summer.
Hughes started his career at Aston Villa but moved to Shrewsbury Town after failing to secure a first team spot.
The defender, who represented Wales until Under-21 level, was a regular for the Shrews during his two-year spell and earned a move to Cardiff City for £450,000.
His career was blighted by injuries though and he retired from the game at the age of 26.
The 33-year-old was coaching at Cardiff’s Academy while he went through university and was promoted to head of youth development at Shrewsbury in October 2009.
Hughes is a UEFA A Licence coach and a qualified sports scientist.
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