Willie Donachie has agreed to join Accrington Stanley’s Academy as Technical Skills Lead Coach.

The former Scotland international will deliver technical sessions and assist in coach development with U9-13 groups and coach the U16s.

He will be doing double sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays and working with the U16s on Sundays.

Willie has played 700 games as a pro including in two World Cups, played against the likes of Maradona, Cruyff and Pele and has won four promotions and the FA Cup as a coach.

“This is the kind of coach that we are looking at to take the players, staff and club forwards. After huge progress in recent years we’ve got a big opportunity to be successful at Accrington Stanley and appointments like this can only help us take that next step,” said Duncan Fearnhead, Head of Coaching.

The appointment follows hot on the heels of another former pro moving to the Wham Stadium after former Blackpool and Coventry man Steve Morgan also took up a role with the Academy