Boss looking at Youth Coach as well as Fitness Coach and Match Analyst
Micky Mellon has a few people in mind to fill the vacant head of youth coaching role at Shrewsbury Town and will look to expand his first team backroom staff.
The Greenhous Meadow manager knows it's an important position and has identified the attributes he wants Bernard McNally's successor to have.
"Because of the way I want the club to shape up, I want the right person in," said Mellon. "I also want somebody who is prepared to do more than just the youth.
"No-one's going to spread themselves too thinly but because of the size of the staff we're going to have I want to get him in and involved with doing a bit of scouting for the first team and looking outside the box in terms of making Shrewsbury's youth policy better.
"It's about how we can improve that, how we can recruit better, how we can create relationships with other clubs, what we can do to keep improving.
"It's important that the person has the same mentality as me because I'll never settle for thinking that we are actually where we want to be.
"The person that comes in will have to be of that mindset. It's important that we get that type of guy and I've got a few people in mind.
"My priority at the moment is recruitment for the first team but certainly I have a huge value in making sure that the youth are looked after properly."
The Town boss added he was keen to add a couple of new faces to his backroom staff. The focus will be on the fitness and information to help the players and the club improve and be better prepared:”I’d love to get a fitness coach in and we are talking about getting an analyst in as well.
“Not because it’s trendy but because I believe there are specialists at a football club who can concentrate on those areas.
“I will be involved but they will be totally focused on the players needs in order to try and make them better.
“Analysis is important that we have someone who can find out as much about the opposition but also about what we are doing and give us information to help make our players better.”