David Wetherall today looked towards life beyond Bradford City and admitted: It’s going to be strange.

Wetherall is leaving Valley Parade to take up a prestige post as the Football League’s head of youth development.

It will end a 12-year spell with the Bantams as captain and centre half, caretaker manager and assistant, first-team coach and – for the last two years – boss of the youth department.

The 40-year-old is excited by the prospect of helping to improve the level of young talent around the country.

But it is still a huge wrench to quit the club he served with distinction on and off the field.

Wetherall said: “Despite this being such a great opportunity, part of me has a certain sadness about it. It’s the end of a big chapter in my life. It will be strange not driving into Bradford anymore.

“I’ve built up a great affinity with the club over the years and that won’t change. But an opportunity like this one does not come around often.”

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