Following Tony Pulis’ appointment as Sheffield Wednesday boss, the experienced coach will need to bring some backroom staff to the club.
With Monk leaving Hillsborough, his backroom staff went with him, including James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan.
So, Pulis’ first job as Wednesday boss is likely to be a reconfiguration of the backroom staff at the club and there’s been speculation over former Scotland international Jonathan Gould coming to the club.
It looks like Gould could be appointed as the goalkeeping coach at the Owls, to help Cameron Dawson, Joe Wildsmith and Keiren Westwood.
Gould has managed New Zealand-based side Hawke’s Baye United, as well as being the assistant at Wellington Phoenix, as he looked to gain experience in the coaching side of the game.
The 52-year-old’s footballing career went on for 20 years, starting at Napier City Rovers in New Zealand, but could not get a game for them in goal, and instead was played in defence.
However, Gould then moved to England and played for Clevedon Town, Halifax Town, West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, Bradford City, Gillingham, Preston North End, Hereford United and Bristol City in a very busy playing career.
The retired ‘keeper also had a six-year spell in Scotland for Celtic from 1997 until 2003.
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In the past, Pulis and Gould have worked together, with the latter being the former’s goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.
Nowadays, the former Scotland man is at Championship side Preston, in charge of the goalkeeping department, and has been since the summer of 2019.
But if speculation is to be believed, then Gould could be switching one second-tier side for another, as Pulis and his soon-to-be backroom staff look to keep Sheffield Wednesday in the division after a frantic start – for various reasons.