Derby appoint Given as goalkeeping coach

New Derby County manager Frank Lampard has appointed former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given as his side’s goalkeeping coach.

The former Republic of Ireland international ended his playing career in 2017 and this will be his first coaching role.  Lampard’s or Given’s playing careers never crossed paths.

Given is most fondly remembered for his 12 years in the Premier League with Newcastle United, but also spent time with Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Stoke City in the top flight.  He earned 134 caps for the Irish national team, playing at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Derby County have goalkeepers Scott Carson, Jonathan Mitchell and Kelle Roos on their books currently.

Lampard has also added Chelsea backroom team member Chris Jones as first-team coach and Manchester City’s Stephen Rands as head of performance analysis at the East Midlands club.

Former Derby manager Gary Rowett took five of his backroom team with him to Stoke City earlier this summer.