Wigan Athletic hero takes up national post

Former Wigan Athletic No.1 Roy Carroll can't wait to get cracking after becoming Northern Ireland's new goalkeeping coach.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:46 am
Roy Carroll

The 43-year-old - who spent four years with Latics before joining Manchester United in 2001 for £2.5million - won 45 caps for Northern Ireland as a player.

He joined the Under-19 and Under-17 coaching set-up earlier this year, before linking up with the senior side for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Bulgaria.

Carroll replaces Steve Harper in the post.

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"It was always my ambition to forge a career in coaching once I had hung up my goalkeeping gloves so this is a real privilege," he said.

"I am looking forward to mentoring and developing our keepers of the future and I can't wait to get started."

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