[PHILADELPHIA UNION]Tommy Wilson, the academy technical director and reserve team coach at Scottish club Rangers, has joined the Philadelphia Union as its academy director.
Wilson’s duties will include overseeing, directing and developing the Union's youth development program in elements of curriculum, programing and coaching. Additionally, he will work with the Philadelphia Union first team and reserve team to ensure authentic continuity exists from youth levels through first team in style of play, culture and teaching.
Wilson was previously the head coach for Scotland's U-19 and U-20 national teams.
"I am very pleased and indeed honored to be offered this opportunity," he said in a statement. "I have had seven great years at Rangers FC, but the offer to join Philadelphia Union to develop a world-class youth development program was an opportunity that was too good to turn down."