SALFORD CITY is delighted to announce the appointment of Carlo Nash as the club’s new Goalkeeping Coach following the departure of Craig Dootson.
Nash, 44, played at Stockport County, Manchester City and Preston North End in his career before retiring in 2014, and most recently was a coach at Oldham Athletic.
Having won three promotions as a player with Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Stoke City, Nash says that experience will come in use for him as Salford aim for a fourth promotion in five seasons.
“I was there [at Oldham] for two years under difficult circumstances, that was my first professional club as far as coaching goes.
“I played professionally in the top two divisions for 18 years so certainly that helps – the experience side I got through playing – and the last two years I have spent coaching have been invaluable so hopefully that will stand me in good stead for the future.
“I’ve known the lads [Graham and Chris], played with the lads, from my time at Preston. When I got the call it was pretty much nailed on that I was going to come in, I know what they’re about, they’re very professional like myself, and we want to be successful as a group of management staff and a team.”
Nash’s new job sees him take responsibility over keepers Max Crocombe, who was number one for the majority of last season, and Chris Neal who signed from Fleetwood Town in the summer.
With such healthy competition, Nash is hoping for an equally healthy work ethic from the pair:
“I’ve worked with Neal-o at Preston, he was in the Academy there so I know what he’s all about, I’ve seen him play during his time at Fleetwood quite a bit being in the same division, I kind of know a bit about him. Then obviously through training with Max last week I’ve got to know a bit more about him.
“It’s pretty much the same with any keepers, the majority of keepers they work hard, get down to it. They want to be successful, they want to do well and that shows in their training. Hopefully I can bring something new to them, get them firing on all cylinders and obviously it’s a battle for them and good competition throughout the season.”
Nash’s arrival comes in the wake of Dootson’s decision to leave after three-and-a-half years at the club. The 39-year-old was bought in initially on loan by Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley in the 2014-15 season and played in a 2-1 win at Bamber Bridge. He took on the role of goalkeeper coach for the next three seasons, and made a total of six appearances.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Doots for all his hard work and efforts, and of course we wish him the best of luck in his future ventures.
He posted the following statement on Twitter:
— Craig Dootson (@gkdoots1) June 28, 2018