First Team Goalkeeping Coach at Stoke City FC
- Date Joined: 23rd August 2017
I am currently coaching at Stoke City in the English Premier League and have held this position for the last 8 seasons, getting to the FA Cup Final and competing in the Europa League (knocked out round of 32). As well as preparing goalkeepers for Premier League games they have also been prepared to play for their individual countries playing in World Cups and European Championships.
I have worked across all ages, helping a number of young goalkeepers earn full time scholarships and professional contracts with Premier League clubs.
*Also holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Sports Science as of 2002
‘A’ License Goalkeeping
‘B’ Goalkeeping License
BWALA Qualifed Weightlifting Coach
Fitness Instructors Award
Stoke City FC
1st Team Goalkeeping Coach
2007 – Present
Lincoln City FC
1st Team Goalkeeping Coach (part time)
2006 – 2007
Academy Goalkeeping Coach (part time)
2003 – 2006
Academy Goalkeeping Coach
2001 – 2002
Hereford Town FC
1997 – 2000
Grimsby Town FC
1996 – 1997
1994 – 1996
Tottenham Hotspur FC
1992 – 1994
- Played a key role in the identification and development of Jack Butland at Stoke City, helping Jack establish himself as one of the Premier Leagues top goalkeepers and regular in the National Team squad.
- Instrumental in the recruitment and on going development of Thomas Sorensen and Asmir Begovic (sold to Chelsea circa £8m), also worked with Shay Given during his time at Stoke City
- Helped implement the current Academy Goalkeeping Philosophy, Goalkeeping Technical Syllabus and Goalkeeping Development Programme at Stoke City
- Identifies possible targets for Stoke City both domestically and abroad, put forward recommendations to the manager and continue to monitor the keepers progress either through attending games or video profiling using our selected club system.