Southampton confirm appointment of ex-Sunderland coach with Cats still looking to fill vacant role

Sunderland are still searching for a new under-18s lead coach after Adam Asghar’s move to Southampton.

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Southampton have confirmed the appointment of former Sunderland coach Adam Asghar as The Saints’ new under-21s boss.

Asghar joined Sunderland from Dundee United, where he worked as a first-team coach, in October last year when he was appointed as The Black Cats’ under-18s lead coach.

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It was reported last month the 29-year-old would be leaving Wearside to take up a new position at Southampton, with Sunderland now in the process of finding Asghar’s successor.

In a club statement, Southampton announced: “Adam Asghar will be taking the role of under-21s head coach, following the departure of Dave Horseman and Louis Carey in the summer, with the Scotsman arriving after spending the last year as under-18s lead coach at Sunderland.”

During his time at Sunderland Asghar guided the under-18s side to a second-place finish, behind Manchester City, in the Northern section of the 10-team Under-18s Premier League.