Daral Pugh

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Daral Pugh
Personal information
Full name Daral James Pugh
Date of birth (1961-06-05) 5 June 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Crynant, Wales
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United (Head Of Academy & Coaching)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1982 Doncaster Rovers 154 (15)
1982-1985 Huddersfield Town 85 (7)
1985-1988 Rotherham United 112 (5)
1988 Cambridge United (loan) 6 (1)
1988-1990 Torquay United 32 (0)
? Bridlington Town ? (?)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Daral James Pugh (born 5 June 1961 in Crynant near Neath, Wales) is a former professional footballer who played as a Midfielder, who is currently Head of Academy Coaching at Leeds United.

Playing career

During his playing career, Pugh played for Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Cambridge United, Torquay United and Bridlington Town.

Coaching career

After retiring, Pugh became Under 18's Coach at Leeds United, before becoming Leeds United#s Assistant Academy Manager after being replaced as the Under 18's manager by Neil Redfearn.[1] However, due to restructuring at the club's academy, he, along with then Academy Manager Neil Thompson, was released in late October 2010.[2]

On 1 July 2011, he was named Head Of Youth at Bury F.C..

In October 2013, Pugh was appointed Head of Academy Coaching at Hull City.

On 5 August 2015, Pugh returned to Leeds United as the Head Of Academy Coaching, effectively replacing Neil Redfearn who had previously been the Head of The Academy, also joining him from Hull City was Coach John Anderson who became Leeds' Under 18's Manager.[3]


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