Tony Coton

Where is Tony Coton now?

Former Manchester City and Watford keeper Tony Coton’s career was unfortunately cut short at the age 35 in 1996 when he suffered a broken leg whilst playing for Sunderland.

However, he still made over 500 first-team appearances for six teams starting at Birmingham City in 1979.

Upon hanging up his gloves he joined Manchester United as goalkeeping coach where he stayed for 10 years establishing himself as one of the best goalkeeping coaches in the world.

Unfortunately he had to step down from the role in 2007 due to a knee injury which meant that he couldn’t participate in training sessions.

After working as a scout for Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, Coton joined Aston Villa in 2015 as their specialist goalkeeping scout responsible for recruitment at every age level including the first team.

He was promoted to Head of Domestic Scouting after a backroom reshuffle in 2017 where he spent two years before moving to former club Sunderland in his current role as head of recruitment.

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Tony Coton: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forManchester City, Sunderland

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