Change of goalkeeping coach
Word was out a few days ago that Charlton’s goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall was on his way to join Lee Bowyer at Birmingham City.
Bowyer signed Marshall in the summer of 2018. Previously the ex-Millwall keeper has been goalkeeper coach at Aston Villa and even had a spell in joint caretaker charge back in 2015.
Yesterday the club announced that it had signed Glyn Shimell as its new goalkeeping coach with a throwaway line that Marshall had moved on. Strange, but Sandgaard’s modus operandi.
Marshall was a key character within Bowyer’s team at Charlton, but he is the first to break rank. Marshall should be thanked for how he handled and coached Dillon Phillips, Ben Amos, Jed Steer, Chris Maxwell, Ashley Maynard Brewer and younger prospects Nathan Harness and James Beadle.
I know nothing of Shimell, who was at Millwall previously and had a long association with Bromley.
Thank you to Andy and welcome Glyn.
A new young goalkeeping coach who may have new ideas but his CV is not overly impressive.
With four young inexperienced goalkeepers in Maynard-Brewer, Harness, Osaghae and Beadle to coach in addition to Amos ,if he stays, high quality coaching is required.
I watched the National League play-off final between Torquay and Hartlepool and was very impressed by an ex Southampton academy midfield player, Armani Little, probably known to NA who has just turned 24. Could be worth a punt. I will be interested to see if he is still at Torquay when the season starts
Presumably, a lack of fulsome thanks suggested they weren’t keen to lose him.