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Wolves goalkeeping coach sent to Coventry

Wolves have announced Under-23 goalkeeper coach Aled Williams has joined League One side Coventry City as head of goalkeeping.

The 35-year-old was part of the coaching staff which helped Wolves Under-23s become Premier League 2 Division 2 champions this season.

He will now join Mark Robins’ staff at the Sky Blues to pursue his aim of coaching at first-team level.

Wolves’ head of academy, Scott Sellars, said: “Aled has played a huge role in the Under-23s’ success this season.

We thank him greatly for his service to Wolves and wish him all the best as he takes an opportunity to coach at first-team level.”

Williams told www.wolves.co.uk: “I have spent four fantastic years at Wolves and have loved every single moment of it.

I have had the pleasure of working with some excellent goalkeepers, players and outstanding staff at the club and Academy.

We have had some fantastic times together particularly this past season and I will never forget these memories or the people involved.

I would like to thank Kevin Thelwell and Scott Sellars, and everyone at the Academy for their support given on and off the field in my personal development and that of my role here at Wolves.”

Williams added: “I would also like to pay a huge thank you to Rob Edwards, Sean Parrish and all the under-23 staff and players. The workrate and togetherness of this group was exceptional and I think the season just gone exhibits this.

Now it’s time for a new challenge with Coventry City which I am really looking forward to. I would like to wish everyone at Wolves all the very best for the future. Wolvesaywe.”

A graduate of The University of Wales with a BSc in Sports Coaching and a talented goalkeeper, Williams began his coaching career at Cardiff City.

In 2009 he moved to The New York Red Bulls as head of goalkeeping for the youth department and goalkeeper coach for the academy and Under-23 team.

He then returned back to his hometown club Cardiff in 2013, before joining Wolves in 2015.

During his time at Wolves, Williams also coached at AFC Telford and with Wales Under-17s, before dedicating himself fully to the Molineux side from last summer.

Robins said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Aled. He is an extremely talented young coach, who brings with him both domestic and international experience and will be a great asset for the club and its goalkeepers.

We look forward to welcoming Aled to the team at the start of the 2019-20 season.”