Mark Jackson has been promoted from his role as Leeds United under-18s manager, and starting Tuesday will take over as under-23s manager. he will not be in charge for the Premier League 2 match against Stoke City tonight.
Mark Jackson named #LUFC U23s head coach ahead of the 2020/21 PL2 campaign— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 14, 2020
The 42-year-old replaces Carlos Corberan, who ended his successful spell as u23s manager (which he combined with a role in Marcelo Bielsa’s first team staff) to take over as the first team Head Coach at Huddersfield Town.
Jackson has been a coaching at Leeds since November 2015, taking charge of the under-15 and under-16 sides before gaining more prominence with the under-18s.
Jackson was made co-manager of the under 18s ahead of the 2016/17 season before taking sole charge one-year later - winning the Professional Development Northern League title for the 2017/18 season.
Mark Jackson graduated from Leeds United’s academy himself and made his league debut at 18-years-old as a substitute against Middlesbrough in a 1-0 defeat. he then played 17 league games the following season, getting capped for England U20s in the process.
In an interview with the club’s official website, Jackson said: “I’m delighted to be thought of for the role and it is a very privileged position to be in at this football club.
“It is a chance for me to step up, it is a great opportunity and one I am looking forward to with excitement.”
Mark Jackson will replaced as U18 manager by Luxembourg born former England U16 and U17 international Scott Gardner. Gardner also came through Leeds’ academy and played against Macclesfield Town in the League Cup in August 2007. Darren Arnott will coach the U16 side.