Three Lions legend Emile Heskey bags new career coaching England U18s – and could even be working with his son | The Sun

EMILE HESKEY has landed a new role coaching England's under-18 side.

The Three Lions legend scored seven goals in 62 caps for his country and will now look to mentor the next generation of talented youngsters.

Heskey has been confirmed as part of the England under-18s coaching staff for the 2023/24 season.

He will assist head coach Ryan Garry alongside former Portsmouth midfielder Tom Curtis.

The new coaching team are set to lead the Young Lions at the under-17 World Cup later this year.

England have qualified for the tournament in Indonesia, which will run from November 10 to December 2.


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Prior to his new role, Heskey has been working as Leicester's head of women's football.

He even had a brief spell as interim manager back in 2021, overseeing a League Cup win over Manchester United.

Now part of the England set-up, Heskey could have the chance to coach his son.

Jaden, 17, is currently on the books at Manchester City and was called up to their under-19s aged just 16 last season.

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The striker scored six goals in 18 appearances across City's under-18s and under-21s during the 2022/23 campaign and could soon earn an international call-up.

He is not the only prospect in the family either, with his younger brother Reigan also in City's academy and cousin Mateo Joseph playing for Leeds.

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