Wolves academy boss Scott Sellars caps off sport studies
Wolves academy boss Scott Sellars won three caps for England under-21s in his brief international career – but he now has a whole new cap to show off.
Sellars has gained a masters of sport directorship from Manchester Metropolitan University alongside several other well-known sporting names.
He joins Wolves colleague, loans and pathways manager Seyi Olofinjana, who graduated last year.
Among the names kitted out in full mortarboards and gowns to receive their degrees at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall last week were Sellars, ex-Bolton striker Kevin Davies, and former Derby skipper and current Guyana head coach Michael Johnson.
Retired Liverpool player and media pundit Didi Hamman, and Bradford City chief Gary Bowyer are also new MSD graduates, along with England and Manchester City Women’s goalie Karen Bardsley.
Sellars said: “I’ve met great people from different sports on the course and it’s given me more confidence in myself.
“We get labelled as ‘thick footballers’, but after mixing with chief executives and lecturers for a few years you think ‘maybe I’m not like that after all.’
“I’d been in football for a lot of years and knew the business well, but wanted to improve my leadership.
“I also felt it would be good for me in terms of getting out of my comfort zone and putting me in a difficult environment.
“At the start I found it really difficult, but it’s been an enriching experience and I’ve learnt a lot.”