First team coach Andy Melville leaves role at the U's
First Team Coach Andy Melville is to leave Oxford United after the club accepted his resignation.
Andy, 45, has been part of the coaching set up at United since 2009, having previously made over 150 appearances for the club at the beginning of a distinguished playing career that took him to Sunderland, Fulham, West Ham and Nottingham Forest. He also played 65 times for Wales.
Having joined United’s coaching team in the summer of 2009 he was part of the Wembley success of 2010 as The U’s returned to the Football League and told us:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club. It is my first full-time coaching role and I have learned so much over the last five years. I have worked with some tremendous people and it has been a privilege to work at the club.
“I now feel that the time is right to move on. I don’t have a specific job out there to go to but I would like the opportunity to take stock and see what is available. I am sad to be leaving but I know the club is in good hands and hopefully there are exciting times ahead for both myself and Oxford United.”
Chairman Ian Lenagan thanked Andy on behalf of the whole club:
“Andy has worked extremely hard and always been very honest and approachable. We thank him for his efforts. It is an amicable departure and he is welcome at the club any time.
“At the same time it opens up possibilities within the coaching set-up and we will sit down with Gary Waddock to discuss how we structure things for next season.”