Watford appoint former Aston Villa and Cardiff City defender David Hughes as new youth team coach

David Hughes during his Cardiff City days. Picture: Action Images

David Hughes during his Cardiff City days. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

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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8:22pm Thu 22 Sep 11

radlettman says...

And good luck to Matty Bevans - Academy Boy who is having his knee op today. Good luck Matty - WE WILL SEE YOU BACK.
And good luck to Matty Bevans - Academy Boy who is having his knee op today. Good luck Matty - WE WILL SEE YOU BACK. radlettman
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8:38pm Thu 22 Sep 11

along for the micah hyde says...

welcome to the watford manager 2015
welcome to the watford manager 2015 along for the micah hyde
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9:01am Fri 23 Sep 11

buckler says...

along for the micah hyde wrote:
welcome to the watford manager 2015
Best get a clause in his contract now! Mate of Mctosh i heard.
[quote][p][bold]along for the micah hyde[/bold] wrote: welcome to the watford manager 2015[/p][/quote]Best get a clause in his contract now! Mate of Mctosh i heard. buckler
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2:48pm Fri 23 Sep 11

northofwatfordpete says...

Seems like a nice boy
Seems like a nice boy northofwatfordpete
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