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Rangers director Wilson joins Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union have appointed Tommy Wilson as their new Academy Director.

The 51-year old Paisley-born former St Mirren defender joins the Union from his role as Rangers Academy Technical Director and Reserve Team Coach.

Wilson, who is the former Head of Coaching and Education for the Scottish Football Association, will oversee the 'Philadelphia Union Youth Development Program in elements of curriculum, programing and coaching.'

"From our beginnings four years ago, we have been building and assembling a foundation to create one of the best youth development academies in the world. Having Tommy join our team to continue our work and commitment to developing exceptional young talent is very exciting for us," Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz said.

"We believe deeply in the talent that exists in our area and youth development is our future. Therefore, it is crucial to have people with Tommy's experience and skill to lead our development model."

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