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Town Confirm Foley Appointment
Town Confirm Foley Appointment
Wednesday, 1st Aug 2012 13:50

Town have confirmed that former coach Steve Foley has returned to the club as the academy’s youth development coach, as first revealed by TWTD a fortnight ago. Academy director Bryan Klug has also added ex-Colchester and Birmingham striker and one-time Blues trainee Steve McGavin to his staff as head of recruitment, replacing Malcolm Moore, who retired earlier in the summer.

Klug told the club website: "I'm delighted that we have been able to add the two guys to our staff.

"Steve Foley has a vast knowledge of the game and has coached across every level. I've obviously worked closely with Steve before in our time at the club and I know he will be a valuable asset to the academy.

"Steve McGavin was an apprentice here as a youngster and has got a lot of contacts in the game locally and again, will be a valuable member of our staff."

Commenting on the news of Foley's return on Twitter, former Blues skipper Jason De Vos said: "Great news! Steve is a fantastic coach - one of the best I’ve ever had."

Foley will work with youngsters aged between 12 and 16. Former striker James Scowcroft has also recently been appointed and is coaching the U14s, while, as revealed two weeks ago, ex-keeper Richard Wright has also been spotted coaching youngsters at Playford Road in recent weeks and seems set to join the staff.

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Scribble added 13:57 - Aug 1

alexharban added 13:58 - Aug 1
At least this means he wont be on BBC Suffolk

JimmyJazz added 14:02 - Aug 1
Alex, couldn't agree more with your sentiment. Stick to the coaching Steve

TheWizardDeVos added 14:05 - Aug 1
The footballing equivalent of re-arranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic!

bluelady added 14:42 - Aug 1
we seem to be able to recruit lots of backroom staff, trouble is there will soon be nobody to actually coach :-)

brian_a_mul added 14:55 - Aug 1
De Vos himself highly rates Steve Foley.
Plus he knows the club well & knows alot of the current staff from working here in the past.
Klug seems to be doing a great job so far in recruiting coaching staff!

bigolconnor added 15:45 - Aug 1
Yeah stick to coaching and stop chasing arms dealers around the streets of Miami... hang on... Did you say Axel foley... Oh sorry my mistake.

Keaneish added 17:24 - Aug 1

happybeingblue added 17:50 - Aug 1
well thats scowy and foley signed up lets get brenna wooly on board next! cant do any worse than pj and dimwit!

StowTractorBoy added 18:31 - Aug 1
At least we won't have to listen to his drivel on Radio Suffolk. Always felt there was a hint of bitterness in his assessment of our performances. I am sure he must be a decent coach so good luck to him.

Talbs77 added 20:37 - Aug 1
Bit harsh re his radio work, I never thought he was that bad!! No worse than "oh without a doubt" Beattie!

Saying that most of the radio suffolk stuff is duff, does my head in when got back the car after the games at pr and trying to hear the other scores (normally to find out which team let me down on my accumulators!!) and they spend 30 mins going on about how the local cub team did!!

BotesdaleBlue added 12:05 - Aug 2

Totally disagree. I think Radio Suffolk' coverage of town on a matchday and during the week is first class.

kerryblue added 01:29 - Aug 3
Totally agree with Bluelady for once ,more chiefs than indians and we are still hopeless,we need players on the pitch ,first team ,next will be a coach for the tea lady

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