Conor Sellars has today left Bradford City AFC.
City’s former joint manager, who spent five months in the dugout last season alongside Mark Trueman, was offered the opportunity to remain at the club in an academy role, though has decided not to take this up.
Sellars first joined the Bantams back in 2014, and has since progressed through the academy in various coaching roles, before stepping into the first-team ranks during the 2021/22 campaign.
The club will continue to support Sellars’ development as a coach, by funding his UEFA Pro (Level 5) license coaching course.
He said: “Having joined the club seven years ago, I have learnt an awful lot and progressed through many different roles.
“I have had a fantastic time, and made some great memories, but I felt now was the time for me to try something new and ensure I develop further as much as possible - as an individual.
“It was an extremely tough decision, and one which took me an awful long time to make.
“I would like to thank everyone I have had the pleasure of working with along the way for their support and guidance over the years, and am grateful for the fantastic opportunities I have been presented with.
“My biggest thanks go to the Bradford City supporters who, over the past six months, have been behind both myself and Mark all the way. It is extremely humbling, and hugely appreciated. I will not forget it.
“Managing the first team and representing Bradford City AFC was a huge honour, and one which I look back on with immense pride.
“The club has been a very big part of my life, and will always hold a place in my heart. I wish everyone who is a part of it nothing but the very best for the future.”
City’s chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, said: “We are obviously disappointed Conor has decided to step away.
“He is a talented individual, and we hoped he would choose to be a part of our story, though we wish him well with his future in the game.
“He and Mark Trueman, for what they achieved during their spell in charge of the first team, will always be held in high regard here.
“As with Mark, every effort to keep Conor at the club was made but, ultimately, the individual always has the final say.
“We will be closely monitoring Conor’s progress in the years ahead, and look forward to seeing him continue to develop after many enriching experiences in claret and amber.”
Bradford City AFC would like to take this opportunity to thank Conor for his efforts while at the club, and wish him the very best for the future.