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.
Joining Manchester City at a difficult time in the club’s history, Goater’s goals helped the team secure two consecutive promotions and he was the club’s top scorer for four seasons in a row.
During his golden period for Goater on the pitch, he was awarded the freedom of Bermuda with the 21st June declared as ‘Shaun Goater Day’ on the island.
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In retirement Goater pursued a number of business interests outside of football in Bermuda and also took his first steps in coaching with local team North Village Rams.
Leaving the island in 2013 to return to the UK to pursue a career in coaching, Goater joined up with former team-mate and then Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov as a part-time forwards coach.
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.
Goater left Ilkeston when the debt-ridden club went into liquidation before being replaced by a “phoenix club”, called Ilkeston Town, and placed in the Midland League One.
Shaun Goater is now a regular contributor on Sky Sports News ‘Premier League Daily’ programme.
He has also provided punditry for BBC Radio Manchester on Manchester City games.
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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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