Blackpool role for Millen
He's been brought in to fill a gap in the club, says Holloway
Last Updated: July 13, 2012 3:36pm
Keith Millen: Handed development role at Blackpool
Blackpool have appointed Keith Millen as the club's head of coaching and development.
The 45-year-old former Bristol City boss will work with the Seasiders' development squad players.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway told the club's official website: "We've got a new member of staff in Keith Millen and he's been brought in by myself and the chairman to fill a gap in the club, a gap that's in most clubs which is a development coach who I can leave the squad that I'm not taking and training with.
"I'll now have someone of a great ilk to take and carry on the work I want to do with them. It means they will be encouraged all the time, even if they are not in the first team.
"I've managed to get a fella who has been working for 12 years and been a Championship manager in his own right.
"He'll now work with me to help my young lads and I feel really proud and very pleased with the progress we're making."
Millen added: "I spoke to the gaffer after Wembley and I did some scouting for him last year so I know the gaffer really well.
"There's a good group there of development lads that need work and I'm looking forward to working with them.
"We've got to make sure that whatever the first team does filters through the club."