Club News

Kevin Nicholson to oversee Club's U21/DVP setup, with the support of Nilton Terroso

Cardiff City Football Club is pleased to announce that Kevin Nicholson has been appointed as U21s Manager.


Kevin will retain first-team match-day duties as part of Russell Slade’s backroom staff, though will now oversee all facets of the Club’s U21/DVP setup with the support of Lead Professional Development Phase Coach, Nilton Terroso.


One of the first FA Elite Coaches in Great Britain, Kevin graduated with the FA Elite Coaches Award earlier in his career as one of the World’s top 16 young coaches. A holder of the UEFA ‘A’ Licence qualification, he was selected by the LMA to be part of its Leadership Education Programme.


Prior to becoming Cardiff City U18s Manager in 2013, Kevin enjoyed successful spells with Derby County, Stoke City and Exeter City. He has been instrumental in the development of a number of young players who now play regularly in the Barclays Premier League and Sky Bet Championship – a key factor, along with his exemplary track record, in the decision to appoint him in this critical role.


As part of the restructure, Quinton Fortune has left his position as Professional Development Phase Coach. We'd like to thank Quinton for his contribution and wish him the very best for his future.

Cardiff City Football Club has a rich history of bringing young talent through to play at the highest level. It is believed that Kevin’s appointment will help us continue that tradition, giving our current crop of youngsters – and those joining us in the future – the very best opportunity of flourishing.