Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given has left his role as the first team coach at English Championship club Derby County.This is the latest in the long line of problems at the club.Derby County have been facing a lot of problems including the transfer embargo slammed on the club. Manager Wayne Rooney has not been able to work with a lot of players in preseason. He has just seven first team players at his disposaldue to the transfer embargo.

The Athletic revealed that Shay Given is a free agent after he failed to agree a new deal at Derby County.Given has been at Pride Park for three years.


Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given talked about his relationship with Italian tactician Roberto Mancini while he was at Manchester City. Shay Given gave details about Mancini and his troubled time at the Etihad Stadium in his autobiography Any Given Saturday.

Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the Premier League where he played for Aston Villa and Newcastle United apart from Manchester City. According to him, Mancini fell out with everybody at the club from players to his backroom staff, kit man, press officers, physios, car park personnels, canteen workers etc.


Ex-Manchester City and Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given was in awe of the quality shown by Spanish international Ferran Torres during the Premier League game between hosts Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Shay Given was impressed with Torres who scored three goals as Manchester City beat the Magpies in a seven-goal thriller. It was the first game for Manchester City since they were confirmed as the Premier League champions and the aforementioned Torres showed his quality with his hattrick to lead a much changed City line-up to a 4-3 win over the Magpies. Manchester City were officially confirmed as the Premier League champions after Leicester City defeated second-placed Manchester United 2-1 away from home 72 hours before they faced the Magpies.


St. Mirren goalkeeper JakAlnwick has praised the impact of Dean Lyness on his performances for the club in the Scottish Premiership this season. Alnwick spoke to the Daily Record about St. Mirren goalkeeper rivalLyness. According to him, Lyness is the best goalkeeperhe has worked with.

Alnwick has high praise for Lyness as the best goalkeeper he has trained with in his career despite the fact that he spent several years at Newcastle United and also worked with a lot of good goalkeepers including Shay Given. The St. Mirren shot stopper was coming through at the Premier League clubwhen he had the opportunity to train regularly with goalkeepers like Shay Given, Tim Krul and Steve Harper.

Shay Given Joins Coaching Team Of Lampard In Derby

According to the reports, Shay Given name has been confirmed as the new head goalkeeping coach at Championship side Derby County. Given is now 42-years-old and he has not taken retirement from the game officially, but the news confirms that he will be part of the backroom team of Frank Lampard, as the Rams seems to start on a promotion push in this campaign.

At the end of May, Lampard took the reins at Derby following Gary Rowett. “Shay is a good friend of mine and I know him well. As a goalkeeper, his standing in the game and he is right up there at the very top. His engagement with the team will bring many things and we are extremely excited about for the same,” Said, the former midfielder of Chelsea.

First Day Reflects Of New Goalkeeping Coach Shay Given

The new head goalkeeping coach of Derby County, Shay Given is happy to have put his boots back once again. The player has started his job and on the day he reflected in his first day as given. “Well, I did not have sleep overly well last night, the reason was, the training session was going through in my head. I thoroughly enjoyed the training session as well as meeting the goalkeepers. Additionally, it was nice to get back in the game again and come on the grass all set to play.

Shay Given is now 42-year-old and he is retired from playing. He got retried just a year ago. He was associated with many distinguished teams during his career that has given him good experience of this game. He further added “A player always misses the ground and it is difficult. You used to get up on time every day, wearing gloves and the boots on, getting ready for the match and so on,” he added.

Shay Given On Mourinho

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given believes that Jose Mourinho is wrong when criticizing his players in public. He said that the last thing that you want to hear as a player is your manager criticizing you especially when you have won a game.

Shay Given said that there is still the danger that the Manchester United players revolt against their manager and this could be damaging to the future of the club. He said that they have yet to quality for the Champions League and that it is important that the team remains united.


Shay Given opines that West Ham first choice keeper Joe Hart is repaying the faith in him by Gareth Southgate. Ahead of England’s planned friendly games against Germany and Brazil, the Three Lions manager named Hart, Stoke City keeper Jack Butland and Everton’s shot stopper Jordan Pickford as goalkeepers. Butland later withdrew so Hart and Pickford are expected in between the sticks.

Given says the situation proves that Hart remains the first choice keeper for England. The Manchester City loanee has struggled at the London Stadium this term with his employers West Ham. However, the 30-year old player with 74 caps remains the key man for England in goal.