DUFC Academy


6th October 2022

Dundee United are delighted to announce Paul Cowie as the club’s new Academy Director. 

Paul, who previously held the position of Head of Academy Coaching, has been an integral part of our Academy since 2019, working closely with both players and staff.


Paul also has a strong educational background with a Master of Educational Leadership & Policy and holds both the UEFA A Licence and UEFA Elite Youth A Licence.


“I have really enjoyed my time at Dundee United over the last four years and I am excited to take on the challenge of being Dundee United’s Academy Director,” he stated.


“Dundee United, as a club, have made massive strides with our Academy in recent years and the passion and commitment of the staff and players will ensure we continue to achieve great things going forward.


“The club’s goal remains the desire to develop talented individuals on and off the park and I am relishing the opportunity to help meet the objectives set by the Owner, the board and the Sporting Director.”

Paul Cowie with scarf


Sporting Director, Tony Asghar, added: “Paul’s coaching and leadership abilities are just some of the attributes that allowed the interview panel to make this decision. His vision for phase two will be implemented within the Dundee United development system.


“He will oversee projects such as the continued redevelopment of Gussie Park into a complete Dundee United player development campus; the refurbishment of the player’s lodgings; and the growth and expansion of the club’s international club partnerships. The development of academy players remains vital to the club’s long-term strategy.


“I look forward to working with Paul to continue the success already achieved in such a short time, and everyone at Dundee United wishes him well as he steers our academy into the next chapter of its own unique story.”