Football Association consider Wolves supremo Kevin Thelwell as successor to technical director Dan Ashworth
- Kevin Thelwell is currently the sporting director for Wolverhampton Wanderers
- The FA are seeking a replacement for Dan Ashworth, who is joining Brighton
- The search accelerates after the deadline for applications elapsed on Tuesday
Wolves supremo Kevin Thelwell is set to be a candidate for the Football Association’s soon-to-be vacant role as technical director.
The 44-year-old will be considered for the position, which is being vacated by Dan Ashworth – who is joining Brighton.
Thelwell is currently sporting director at Molineux, where he has also held the roles as academy manager and head of recruitment.
Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell (left) is in the running for the FA technical director role
He has also held administrative roles at Derby County.
The FA are accelerating their search for Ashworth’s replacement after the deadline for applications elapsed on Tuesday night.
Tottenham academy chief John McDermott and former Manchester City sporting director Mike Rigg are also in the running.
The FA are seeking a replacement for Dan Ashworth, who is leaving to join Brighton
Meanwhile, talks to resolve the commercial rights deal impasse for England players are said to be close to reaching a positive conclusion.
Discussions over how the commercial income earned by senior England stars should be divided have been ongoing for months after the FA – in conjunction with the players – agreed to end ties with 1966 Entertainment, who looked after the squad’s commercial interests.
The FA are planning to agree an in-house commercial deal with players and sources claim an agreement is close.
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