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If ever there was something we needed to work on at Villa. He's a Dane as well. Make it happen.

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Liverpool throw-in coach open to working with Premier League rivals

Thomas Gronnemark has worked with two clubs in Liverpool's Champions League group and has admitted he is open to others even though he has a contract with the Reds

Liverpool's throw-in coach has admitted he is open to working with other Premier League clubs, including the Reds' rivals.

Thomas Gronnemark's role at Melwood has roused plenty of interest with the Dane credited with revolutionising Liverpool's play from throw-ins.

A former athlete himself, Gronnemark once broke the world record for the longest throw and now works as a freelance coach in his field.

His services were sought out by Liverpool in 2018 and he has continued to work alongside Jurgen Klopp and his players since.

But despite Liverpool keeping him on at the club for another season, Gronnemark insists he is under no obligation to stick solely to working with the Merseyside outfit.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-throw-coach-open-working-22866757

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11 minutes ago, sne said:

If ever there was something we needed to work on at Villa. He's a Dane as well. Make it happen.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-throw-coach-open-working-22866757

I would be wary about employing anyone that is paid by more than one club,  especially in the same domestic competition. The potential conflict of interest is unavoidable.  Sure, he's probably a genuine bloke that would share no knowledge between the clubs he's working for, not least because it could ruin his career, but I'd say no thanks and find our own.

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1 minute ago, MrBlack said:

I would be wary about employing anyone that is paid by more than one club,  especially in the same domestic competition. The potential conflict of interest is unavoidable.  Sure, he's probably a genuine bloke that would share no knowledge between the clubs he's working for, not least because it could ruin his career, but I'd say no thanks and find our own.

I'd take anyone under any circumstances if it helped us improve our throw in situation. We've been dire at it for at least 10 years, probably closer to 20.

We need a specialist coach to come in and sort it out. This guy is a freelance specialist who works for Plop and a bunch of other clubs. I imagine most clubs don't have a full time specialist throw in coach so odds are most will be working for multiple clubs. Then again I have no idea. But we need one.

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8 minutes ago, sne said:

Linked to Bristol City assistant manager and ex England U-19 & U-20 manager Keith Downing to replace John Terry.

the england stuff is interesting even though i dont have a clue if he was any good at it

if we can stick someone in there who's focus can then be the integration of the younger players that'd be a massive plus

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1 hour ago, sne said:

Linked to Bristol City assistant manager and ex England U-19 & U-20 manager Keith Downing to replace John Terry.

Another ex West Brom youth coach too. Uncle of Paul Downing. I went to Uni with Leigh Downing brother if Paul who never made it through at Baggies. 

Keith Downing will be well known to Harrison and others. 

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16 minutes ago, villan-scott said:

Another ex West Brom youth coach too. Uncle of Paul Downing. I went to Uni with Leigh Downing brother if Paul who never made it through at Baggies. 

Keith Downing will be well known to Harrison and others. 

And perhaps even more importantly the cousin of K. K. Downing from Judas Priest (according to his wiki :D )

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Think we will try and lure someone similar to Terry who we can mould as a poss long term replacement… Don’t know enough about Keith Dowling to consent on his ability, he would strike me as smiths choice and does our model allow for this ? 

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I noticed this on the official site earlier...

Aston Villa's Academy players have been working hard during pre-season at Bodymoor Heath.

As preparations continue for the upcoming season, both the Under-23's fixtures and the Under-18's fixtures were released this week.

And under the watchful eye of coaches George Boateng, Sean Verity and Liam Bramley, the squads have been honing their craft on the training pitches. 

Here are some of the latest snaps from Academy training... 

No mention of Delaney, could be that he's helping out with the U23s training with the first team, but also made me wonder could he possibly be promoted to first team coach.

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49 minutes ago, samjp26 said:

Lars Kornetka coming in as assistant? Used to be PSV Eindhoven assistant, and also coached under Pep at Bayern. Great if true

Just one Kornetka, give it to me!!! 

 

I’ll get my coat… 

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