Shay Given: Frank Lampard gives former keeper Derby County coaching role

Shay Given
Shay Given's lengthy career included 354 league starts for Newcastle United

New Derby County boss Frank Lampard has appointed former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given as the Rams' new head goalkeeping coach.

He has also brought in Chelsea backroom team member Chris Jones as first-team coach and Manchester City's Stephen Rands as head of performance analysis.

Given's coaching role will be his first since his playing career ended in 2017.

The former Newcastle, Man City and Aston Villa keeper was let go by Stoke at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

"He's had many, many, years as a top goalkeeper. Performance-wise, he was incredible, and he has now achieved his goalkeeper coaching licence," Lampard told Derby's website.

"I'm very pleased to have Shay as part of the team and not just for what he will bring as a goalkeeper coach, but what he will also bring to the dressing room in a much broader scheme."

Jones joined Chelsea's staff in 2006 after three years with Fulham's academy, while Rands moved to Manchester City from Scunthorpe in 2011 as performance analyst, initially working under then boss Roberto Mancini.

Derby's goalkeeping coach under Lampard's predecessor Gary Rowett was much-travelled former Aston Villa, Leicester City, Birmingham City and Burton Albion Kevin Poole, 54.

Poole did not move to Stoke on Monday when Rowett brought in five of his former Derby backroom team and is still listed by the club as being part of their first team football staff as goalkeeping coach.

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