Date: 4th September 2019 at 8:00pm
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Earlier on Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion confirmed that we’d made another backroom staff appointment, and former goalkeeper Boaz Myhill has returned to The Hawthorns once again, but this time as our new Professional Phase Development Goalkeeping Coach.

The 36-year-old now makes the transition from player to coach following his release by the club last summer and with over 400 games under his belt following a multitude of clubs across his career, including the long association with us, he’ll be well placed to help develop our next generation.

Speaking to wba.co.uk he was clearly delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue with us, albeit in a new role.

“From the moment Gary Walsh mentioned it to me I didn’t hesitate for a moment. It was something I had always wanted to do but I didn’t think the opportunity would ever arise here because Mark Naylor had been here so long and didn’t ever look like moving on. But it is so refreshing and I’m loving every minute of it. As a player, you end up with the same 25 or 26 guys in the same dressing room with the same coach as your working day. One of the most interesting things is that in this post I am working with keepers from all age groups at the stadium, the Academy or the training ground and it’s giving me a great variety of challenges. This is something I have always wanted to take on and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.”

With 85 appearances for us as he played the Number 2 role, largely to Ben Foster, apart from the Taxi-gate issue, few fans will accuse him of letting us down as he was patient and performed well largely when needed and called upon.

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