Former Manchester United player Eddie Johnson has joined Corby Town as a coach.

Johnson will join the academy coaching team, but will also work with the first team squad.corby town

The Chester born midfielder started his career with the Manchester United academy and enjoyed loan spells at Royal Antwerp, Coventry City and Crewe Alexandra. He departed Old Trafford in 2006 and joined Bradford City, where he played 64 league games in two seasons.

A season with hometown club Chester followed, before Eddie travelled to the USA where he played for both Austin Aztecs in the United Soccer League and in the MLS for Portland Timbers.

He has spent that past two seasons as the Under 20’s manager of SPFL side Dundee.

Steelmen manager Tommy Wright said; “His experience is vital for the development of the academy players, he will also be leading the Under 18 side in the FA Youth Cup along with Leighton Atkin, Alex and Sorrell. Having won the Competition while at Man Utd it should inspire the boys to want to progress.

“He is a great addition to my coaching staff alongside Cleves and Dave. He has been coaching up at Dundee with their Under 20’s side and it’s a great story that he’s ended up here working alongside me 12 years after being my strike partner with England at Under 19 & 20 level.”


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