Andy Collett has returned to York City for a second spell as the club’s goalkeeping coach.

The former Bristol Rovers and Darlington goalkeeper, 43, is back at Bootham Crescent after two years working at Gateshead.

Speaking to the club website ahead of tonight’s home friendly against Blackburn Rovers (kick-off 7.30pm), Collett said: “I wasn’t in a position where I needed a job but I loved my time here and literally became a York City supporter. It is a really warm welcoming club.

“The chairman (Jason McGill) is the best chairman I have worked with – in his support of what the Academy is trying to do.

“To come into the club on a ‘full-time’ basis – at the level the club is now – to me, shows the ambition of the club and how much they value the role of a goalkeeping coach,” he said.

“Clubs understand now how important goalkeepers are to results. That’s why Manchester City spend £40m on a goalkeeper!

“Some goalkeeping people put on a lot of drills but they don’t actually get in and coach the ‘details’,” he added. “The difference is in the detail with goalkeeping coaches – and I like to think I coach the details.”

Collett will have responsibility for the club’s academy and scholarship goalkeepers and will also work with the first team.


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