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Owls appoint goalkeeper coach

21 November 2023

Club News

Owls appoint goalkeeper coach

21 November 2023

Danny Röhl has further strengthened his backroom team with the addition of goalkeeper coach Salvatore ‘Sal’ Bibbo.

Sal arrives at Hillsborough with an impressive pedigree and an ever-growing reputation in the game.

He spent five years coaching Premier League Arsenal’s first team goalkeepers - Petr Cech, Bernd Leno and World Cup winner and former Owls loanee Emi Martinez.

Bibbo’s next challenge was with fellow top tier side Brighton, where he was responsible for developing the Seagulls’ young shot-stoppers.

With his move to Hillsborough finalised, Bibbo begins his new role immediately as we prepare for the hectic festive fixture schedule on the horizon.

Bibbo told “I’m really pleased to be here, a club with a lot of history. I know the city well and I’m really happy to come and join Danny’s team and I’m looking forward to it.


“I spoke with Danny about his vision, his view for the club, what he wants to do and I was intrigued.

“After that conversation, we spoke a bit more and then it all happened very fast for me to come here.

“I’m ready for the challenge ahead, I can see the energy here and I want to be part of a real positive future for the football club.

“We have really good guys here, I know Chris Powell well, I’ve met all the guys this morning and I’m looking forward to building that relationship with them.

“We will spend a lot of time with each other, a lot of time in hotels, on coaches and in the office – it’s where lifelong friendships are made.

“I will demand the best from the players every day, it’s a difficult game especially at the highest level playing against very good players.


“The objective of the goalkeeper is to keep the ball out of the net and support the team in possession and all I demand is that the goalkeepers try to improve their abilities every day.

“That’s all you can ask of them moving forward.”

Welcome to Wednesday, Sal!

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