Stoke City officially added more experience to their coaching staff on Thursday — Per the club’s website, The Potters have named Jonathan Gould as the team’s new first team goalkeeping coach — The move for Stoke City comes after former goalkeeping coach David Rouse left the club in early November.
New Stoke City goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould previously spent time coaching with New Zealand’s national team, as well as club team’s in New Zealand/Australia. Gould has also had coaching stints with clubs in the Championship like West Brom, Middlesbrough, and Preston North End.
Additionally to his coaching experience, Jonathan Gould has a history of working with Stoke manager Alex Neil — Both Neil and Gould worked together in Neil’s time at Preston North End for two years.
Jonathan Gould’s career started as a player in 1989. Gould would go on to play for twenty years for clubs such as Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand and Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. Gould also played for Scotland’s national team during his playing career.
Jonathan Gould’s arrival will be a big addition to Stoke City, as the club tries to strengthen the club even more heading into the second half of the season.