Martin Hinshelwood departs Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton's Amex Stadium

Martin Hinshelwood is leaving his post as head of youth football at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 58-year-old has been in the role for 14 years and oversaw 31 trainees graduate to the first-team squad.

He told the club website:external-link "I think I can take a step back and say it's been a job well done.

"I will also take great personal satisfaction every time I see one of those players play, at any level of the game, professional or non-league."

Hinshelwood, who was assistant manager of the Seagulls from 1987 to 1994, also had a short spell as first-team manager in 2002.

"It has been a great 14 years. They've flown by and been tremendous fun," he added.

"I will always be proud to have managed the club - however brief, and even if that didn't go as well as I would have liked."

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said: "Martin's contribution to the club's youth development programme has been huge.

"On behalf of everyone at the Albion, I thank him for the tremendous work he has done for the club"

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