Where is Chris Woods now?
Former Norwich City, Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Woods finally hung up his gloves in 1998 after a spell at Burnley.
Although Woods was a long time understudy to legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton at both Nottingham Forest and the England national side, he did manage to win a European Cup medal in 1979, even though he was on the bench and didn’t feature in the game.
Woods also enjoyed huge success during his time at Rangers winning the title four times in five years and setting a new British record playing 1196 consecutive minutes of competitive football without conceding a goal.
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Immediately after retiring from playing, Woods joined Walter Smith at Everton as his goalkeeping coach.
The pair had worked together previously when Woods was playing for Scottish side Rangers and Smith was the assistant manager.
When American goalkeeper Tim Howard joined the club in 2007, Woods improved his game so much it led to USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann offering Woods the role of goalkeeping coach which he accepted in a dual role alongside his club work.
After 15 years at Everton, Woods left the club in 2013 and moved to Manchester United with David Moyes after he was appointed as Alex Ferguson’s successor.
Unfortunately, Moyes’ time at Old Trafford wasn’t a success and when he was sacked in 2014, Woods stayed for a short time before leaving when new manager Louis van Gaal brought in his own goalkeeping coach.
After leaving Manchester United, Woods joined Slaven Bilic at West Ham United and worked as the club’s goalkeeping coach under both Bilic and his replacement David Moyes.
He left the Hammers in May 2018 upon the appointment of new coach Manuel Pelligrini.
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Chris Woods: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com