Shay Given reveals ambition to become a goalkeeping coach

Given reveals coaching ambition
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Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given reveals that he wants to become a goalkeeping coach when he retires from playing.

Aston Villa's Shay Given has revealed that he is considering becoming a goalkeeping coach when he calls time on his playing career.

The 37-year-old has fallen down the ranks at Villa Park, with manager Paul Lambert opting for Brad Guzan and Jed Steer ahead of the former Irish international.

"I think I would give more to developing goalkeepers than outfield players and probably get more respect from the goalkeeping fraternity," the Birmingham Mail quotes Given as saying.

"But I have the badges to complete and then I'll decide. I definitely want to stay in the game. It is still a massive part of my life and I think I have something to give back."

Given has been a Villa player since 2011 when he joined from Manchester City.

Aston Villa's US goalkeeper Brad Guzan gestures during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham on August 24, 2013
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