Where is Shaun Goater now?
A huge fan’s favourite at Manchester City, former striker Shaun Goater retired in 2010 after returning to his native Bermuda.
Starting his playing career at Manchester United in 1989 he went onto make over 600 first team appearances, scoring nearly 250 goals for 10 different clubs and winning the First Division title with Manchester City and the League One title with Southend United.
His goals for City helped the team secure two consecutive promotions and he was the club’s top scorer for four seasons in a row.
He was also a regular player for the Bermuda international side and represented his country on 36 occasions scoring 32 goals.
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Upon retiring from playing 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 full-time coaching career, Goater joined up with former team-mate Paul Dickov as a part-time forwards coach at Doncaster Rovers.
In August 2015, he was appointed as assistant manager/coach at non-league side New Mills but resigned after the team lost their first nine games in the league and cup.
He made a return to football management in February 2017 when he was appointed as manager of struggling non-league side Ilkeston but was unable to save them from relegation to the Evo-Stick First Division North.
He 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.
Goater now does regular work in the media including contributions on Sky Sports News ‘Premier League Daily’ programme and punditry for BBC Radio Manchester on Manchester City games.
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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.
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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