Last month, Forest Green Rovers lost their goalkeeping coach Pat Mountain, when Championship side Bristol City offered him a position at Ashton Gate. At the time, former Glovers keeper Mountain was replacing former Glovers keeper David Coles in that position, with Lee Johnson (yes, another former Glover) having let Coles go in a backroom reshuffle.
That left Forest Green with a vacancy in their backroom staff. They've now filled it ... by recruiting David Coles. The West Country goalkeeper-coach swap sees the 55 year old head to the New Lawn, having held similar roles at Southampton, Portsmouth, Dubai and West Ham United as well as his time at Ashton Gate. During that time he has coached England goalkeepers David James and Rob Green.
Back in the early 1990s, Yeovil Town represented the final major part of Coles' playing career. He was brought in by Steve Rutter from Aldershot and went on to make 131 appearances for the club between 1991 and 1994. He then moved into coaching by heading down to the South Coast, with his friendship with former Glovers goalkeeping coach Len Bond being responsible for the club obtaining Asmir Begovic on loan from Portsmouth across two spells.
Link: David Coles : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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