Former England Keeper Coaching at Luton Town

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 11:17 am by Paul Thomas

Any kind of support from a former international should be a positive move for a team in the highest tier of non-league football, according to the staff at Car Hire Luton Airport.

Conference Premier League side Luton Town now have former Watford and Liverpool goalkeeper David James on the coaching team. He is currently aiming to obtain his UEFA A coaching licence and will be assisting manager John Still, but insisted he will not play.

James Said, “My commitments to TV wouldn’t allow me to play anyway. I’m retired. Playing is not something I’m looking at doing. I want to qualify as a coach and eventually do management and my Pro Licence.”

The last team he played for in England was Bournemouth, but was released in March of this year to join his former Portsmouth team-mate Herman Hreidarsson in Iceland who was manager of IBV in the country. David coached and played for the season, which runs through the summer months, but wanted to finish his qualification in the UK and opted to join the team he supported as a boy.

James added, “I feel I’ve been in the game so long that I need those qualifications just in case something comes up. I want it to be right for Luton. I don’t want to upset what John’s got in place. I’ll do anything that fulfils the criteria of the A Licence, whether that’s taking the younger lads or something. If John wants me to do more, I’ll come in and do it.”

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