Dundee FC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Creaney as Head of Youth Development.
Gerry joins the club and will start work right away overseeing the Dundee FC Youth Academy with the goal to make sure both club policy and SFA Criteria are met to attain the 4-Star Elite youth academy award.
A striker as a player, he started his career with Celtic where he played over 100 times before moving South to join Portsmouth. An impressive spell at Pompey saw him move to Manchester City in a deal worth over £1 million.
He returned North to join St. Mirren before spells with Notts County, Raith, Queen of the South and Clydebank.
Following his playing career, Gerry took a step back from the game and put himself through the education system, always with a mind of getting back involved with the game.
He achieved a ‘BA’ in accountancy and left university as a Part Qualified Accountant, going on to complete contract work with companies such as Shell and Scottish Power.
While achieving this qualification and experience in accountancy as well as being heavily involved in an administrative role, Gerry also attained his ‘C’, ‘B’ and ‘A’ licences through the SFA. Gerry was then assistant manager with Bellshill Athletic and he spent time helping his local football community, including a social project which helped young players gain trials and contracts in the professional game.
Managing director John Nelms said of Gerry’s appointment, “He possesses all of the attributes needed for a modern day Head of Youth. From the craft knowledge of the football side to the minute detail of the admin side, I believe his skills are congruent with the culture we’ve established here and will help us achieve the high level development program we’ve outlined in our long term plan.”
John went on to say, “It’s rare to have an individual who possesses all of these qualities and we are happy to have him on board.”