Where is Mark Crossley now?
A big fan’s favourite during his time at Nottingham Forest in the 1990’s, Mark Crossley announced his retirement from playing at the end of the 2010-11 whilst in a player/ coach role at John Sheridan’s Chesterfield.
Famed for being the only keeper to save a penalty from Matt Le Tissier, he was also a Welsh international keeper who represented his country on eight occasions.
Moving into a full-time coaching role at Chesterfield after hanging up his gloves, Crossley along with Tommy Wright took charge of the team temporarily in a caretaker capacity when Sheridan was sacked in 2012.
He left Chesterfield in April 2013 and and after a short break joined former club Sheffield Wednesday as a goalkeeping coach within their academy.
A year later he was on the move again when he joined Barnsley as their goalkeeping coach whilst also working with the keepers in the Northern Ireland under-21’s setup.
In May 2015 when Dean Saunders was appointed as manager of Chesterfield he brought Crossley back to the club as goalkeeping coach but a year later he left to join John Sheridan at Notts County as his assistant manager.
Establishing himself as a key part of the setup at Meadow Lane, he stayed at the club until his contract expired in the summer of 2019 and then moved back to Chesterfield to work with manager Sheridan once again as goalkeeper coach.
The pair were sacked in January 2020 after a dismal run of form left their side in the bottom three of the National League.
Away from football, Crossley is a popular figure on the after-dinner circuit.
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Mark Crossley: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Fulham, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest|
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