Shaun Goater

Where is Shaun Goater now?

A huge fan’s favourite at Manchester City where they created the song “Feed The Goat And He Will Score”, Shaun Goater retired in 2010 after returning to his native Bermuda.

In retirement Shaun Goater pursued a number of business interests outside of football in Bermuda but returned to the UK to pursue a career in coaching.

In 2014 Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov recruited Shaun Goater as a part time fowards coach.

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He also visited other fomer team mates who are currently in management in order to see how they work. These included Uwe Rosler at Wigan and Tommy Wright at St Johnstone.

Goater has also provided punditry for BBC Radio Manchester on Manchester City games.

In August 2015, Shaun Goater was appointed as assistant manager/coach at non league side New Mills.

After losing all of their first nine games in the league and the cup, Goater resigned from his position.

Goater was back in football management in February 2017 when he was appointed as the new manager of struggling non league side Ilkeston.

The club said that Goater’s interest was drawn due to the amount of fellow Bermudians at the club, however he was unable to save his side from relegation to the Evo-Stick First Division North.

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Back to Manchester City

Shaun Goater was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in December 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in the #One2Eleven section of the show.

Shaun Goater’s #One2Eleven (5-3-2 Formation)


GK – Peter Schmeichel – I had two good years with him and he was phenomenal. He wasn’t just about saves, he wanted to set up four or five goals a season.

RWB – Shaun Wright-Phillips – a great lad with a great work ethic. With his engine he would have no problems getting up and down the right flank and producing quality.

LWB – Stuart Pearce – his leadership and his standards in training were second to none.

CB – Andy Morrison – He was a player who came at the right time for us. We were languishing as a team and looking for leadership. He had it and lifted us.

CB – Gerard Wiekens – underated at City and did very well in the big games against the top players. He read the game so well and was a very intelligent defender.

CB – Sylvain Distin – had great qualities and a great work ethic and really involved himself in the team.

CM – Eyal Berkovic – was great at giving confidence to other players. He was great at keeping players involved in the game.

CM – Kevin Horlock – a quality left footed player with excellent long range passing. One of the funniest lads I know.

Attacking Midfielder – Ali Bernabia – absolutely quality, a phenomenal player. He raised our level in terms of quality.

Forward – Nicolas Anelka – always up for the big games and he knew he had the quality. I just looked at him and wished I had that ability.

Forward – Darren Huckerby – Darren and I had this great relationship where he would suck people in with his dribbling ability, beat 3 or 4 players and leave me in the middle in space for a tap in.


Shaun Goater: Premier League Statistics

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