Who is new Portsmouth Academy manager Greg Miller? All you need to know about the ex-Barnsley, Rangers and Hibernian coach

Greg Miller is set to be announced as Pompey’s new academy manager.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:01 pm

How did his playing career fare?

Miller spent all of his playing days in his native Scotland

Sign up to our Portsmouth FC newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The midfielder started out at Hibernian where he made 15 appearances before representing top-flight sides Livingston and Motherwell.

Miller then dropped down the divisions and featured regularly for Clydebank, Brechin City and Arbroath where he hung up his boots aged 30 to go into coaching.

Where has he coached previously?

Miller first began coaching at Hibs on a part-time basis in 2006 before joining Rangers in a similar capacity.

Greg Miller will become Pompey's new academy manager. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

However, in 2009, his career took him to the far east when he became first-team coach at JEF United in the Japanese Premier League.

He returned to Scotland to become head of coaching at Stirling Albion in 2011 before being snapped up by the Scottish FA.

During his six years in the role, the highlight was helping Scotland under-17s qualify for the 2015 European Championships.

Miller's career took him to Barnsley in December 2017 where he spent the following two-and-a-half years.

He departed in August 2020, stating he was ready for a fresh challenge after.

The 45-year-old left after academy players made more than 100 starts for the Tykes in across the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Who are the standout players he's helped to bring through?

There was a steady stream of youngsters who made it into the first team at Oakwell.

The most successful appears to be Jacob Brown.

The winger scored eight times in 38 games when Barnsley were promoted from League One in 2018-19.

He then bagged four goals in 42 outings the following campaign as the Tykes dramatically avoided relegation from the Championship on the final day of 2019-20.

As a result, Brown was signed by Stoke City for £2.5m last summer. He’s been a regular for the Potters, netting five times in 42 appearances this term.

Jack Walton is another product of the Tykes' academy. The 22-year-old keeper has played 25 times during the Yorkshire outfit's Premier League push, although he lost his starting spot to Brad Collins in January.

What qualifications does he hold?

Miller achieved his UEFA Pro Licence in 2012, having obtained his A Licence six years prior.

When gaining his Pro Licence, he was one of the youngest coaches in Scotland to do so. He undertook his study visit to MLS side DC United.