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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that United are on the brink of appointing a new goalkeeping coach.

Previous incumbent Tony Coton was forced into retirement by a troublesome knee injury last season, at which point Richard Hartis took the role on a temporary basis.

Having taken stock of the situation and searched for a suitable full-time replacement, however, Sir Alex expects to have a new man in place for the start of the season.

"We have approached someone for the job and we're waiting for clearance to employ him," the manager revealed. "Tony had to quit because of his knee situation and we didn't rush to appoint a successor.

"It was only 10 days ago that we decided who to get. We hope we'll have clearance by the beginning of August."
 

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Eric Steele has been appointed as United's new goalkeeping coach.

The former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers coach becomes the permanent replacement for Tony Coton, who retired earlier this year through injury.

Sir Alex Ferguson revealed last week that he and his fellow coaches had identified a suitable successor, after a thorough search for the right replacement.

Academy goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis had temporarily taken Coton's place, but now Steele takes on the role permanently in time for the start of the 2008/09 season


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That came out like a week ago didn't it? Fergie snagged him right from under Ince's nose.
 

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Steele named new keeper coach

Eric Steele has been appointed as United's new goalkeeping coach.

The former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers coach becomes the permanent replacement for Tony Coton, who retired earlier this year through injury.

Sir Alex Ferguson revealed last week that he and his fellow coaches had identified a suitable successor, after a thorough search for the right replacement.

Academy goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis had temporarily taken Coton's place, but now Steele takes on the role permanently in time for the start of the 2008/09 season.
 

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That was the guy that was revealed by the press.

For once the newspapers got something right! :p :D

Never heard of him personally, but he must be good if we've got him! ;)
 
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