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Weaver appointed Owls first team goalkeeper coach

26 July 2018

Nicky Weaver has been appointed as the Owls first team goalkeeper coach.

The former Wednesday custodian returned to Hillsborough in September 2014, originally taking up the role of academy goalkeeping coach.

Following the departure of Andy Rhodes to Oldham earlier this summer, Weaver has now officially made the step up to first team duty, after working closely with the senior squad throughout pre-season.

During his playing career, the ex-Manchester City man made 54 appearances in two separate stints for the Owls, during a near two-decade career between the sticks.

The move to work in the senior ranks represents a natural step in the 39-year-old’s coaching career and he told

“I’m very happy for everything to be sorted and excited for the future.

“I’ve been here as a coach for the last four years, learning my trade, I’m thankful to have been offered this chance and keen to get started.

“Sheffield Wednesday first team goalkeeper coach – it sounds fantastic. For me there is no better job in the country because this is my club.

“I’ve been doing the job for the past month but now it is all officially signed and sealed and we can look forward.

“There was no rush, I was already here at the club and it was just a case of getting everything right for all sides.”

Weaver believes the transition to the first team structure has been seamless over pre-season and he continued:

“I’ve been doing the job for the past month, I’ve also worked with Andy Rhodes closely over the years and he has left the goalkeeper department in very good shape.

“I was here as a schoolboy as a young Owl, I’ve played for the club in two different spells, I’ve learned my trade here as a coach and although I didn’t think I would get to this position, it has become a reality.

“It’s fantastic, not just for me but my family and my kids, who are big Wednesday fans. They were too young really to watch me when I was a player here, so to continue my relationship with this club is perfect.”

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