Alan Kelly

Where is Alan Kelly now?

Former Sheffield United keeper Alan Kelly hung up his gloves in 2004 whilst playing for Blackburn Rovers having played top flight football for a total of 19 years.

Since retiring from playing Kelly has stayed in the game as a goalkeeping coach working in the USA and also at former side Preston North End.

Kelly started back at Preston as head of academy goalkeeping and then first team goalkeeping coach on a temporary basis before being replaced when Graham Westley joined the club in 2012.

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When Simon Grayson was appointed manager of Preston North End in 2013, he re-appointed Kelly for his current position of first team goalkeeping coach.

Alongside his club duties, he was also the first team goalkeeping coach for the Republic of Ireland national side from 2005 until 2013.

In 2017, Kelly designed, delivered and completed the first UEFA Goalkeeper A License on behalf of the Football Association of Ireland.

Later on that year Kelly left his coaching role at Preston North End leaving a fine legacy of developing goalkeepers including Jordan Pickford and Sam Johnstone.

In October 2017 Kelly made a return to football as temporary goalkeeping coach at Everton – working under caretaker manager David Unsworth with whom he also worked with at Preston North End.

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Alan Kelly: Premier League Statistics

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