Morgans survives at Everton

Performance Director Ryland Morgans has survived the cull of backroom staff at Everton.

Following the sacking of manager Sam Allardyce last week, his assistants Sammy Lee, Craig Shakespeare and Martyn Margetson were also shown the door. Director of Football Steve Walsh also went after less than two years at the club.

However Morgans, who joined last December and has extensive experience following senior roles with Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Wales, will stay.


Parks lands Watford job

Tony Parks has been appointed lead Academy goalkeeping coach at Watford.

The hugely-experienced coach has previously worked with the first teams at Tottenham, Norwich and Aston Villa.

He was also national goalkeeping coach for the Football Association for six years from 2002.


Nicholson & Taylor-Fletcher leave Bangor City

Bangor City manager Kevin Nicholson and his assistant Gary Taylor-Fletcher have left the club by mutual consent.

The duo took City to second in the Welsh Premier League this season - their highest finish in six years - but the club are nevertheless due to drop out of the league next season.

That's because they have not been granted a tier 1 or Uefa Licence. The Football Association of Wales says clubs are assessed by sporting performance, infrastructure, personnel, legal and financial concerns.

Bangor have been in the WPL since its inception in 1992. Nicholson was the youngest Englishman to gain the Uefa Pro Licence.


Fleetwood looking for Head Physio

Fleetwood Town are advertising for a Head Physio after Russell Hitchen took on a full-time role at the University of Central Lancashire.

Hitchen stepped into the breach at the end of February, after Luke Bussey moved on following five years at the club.

Hitchen was previously at Wigan for almost seven years, latterly as Head of Physio and Performance.

Applications for the Fleetwood role close on Monday May 21st.


Klopp refuses to discuss Buvac exit

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused to discuss the exit of his long-time number two Zeljko Buvac at his press conference ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma.

As TGG reported, Buvac stepped down at the weekend and, although he remains a Liverpool employee, his future at the club is uncertain.

Relations between Klopp and Buvac have been strained in recent weeks, although Liverpool insist the reason for the Bosnian's exit is "personal reasons".

“We gave a club statement to that and that’s all we say at the moment. Nothing else.”

A report in Bosnia today suggested that Buvac is on the verge of becoming Arsenal new manager.


Norwich looking for senior performance analyst

Norwich City are advertising for a senior first team performance analyst.

The successful candidate will report into Head of Performance Analysis Lee Dunn.

Applicants need to provide a five-minute video outlining their suitability and the deadline is May 11th.


Purse named Oxford U16s coach

Darren Purse has been appointed as Oxford United's Under-16s coach for next season.

Purse spent two years with the Us from 1996, before going on to play in the top flight during a career that took in 650 senior appearances.

Academy boss Dan Harris said: "As an Academy, we've worked hard over the last few months to move forward in six key areas - Culture, Communication, County-Profile, Recruitment, Facilities and Staffing.

“Darren's profile, character and coaching ability will play a huge part in helping to better prepare our young lads for the realities of first team football and we look forward to working with him over the coming years."


Evatt & Llera take charge at Chesterfield

Chesterfield skipper Ian Evatt has been appointed as the club's caretaker manager until the end of the season.

The 36-year-old will be assisted by another Blackpool player, Miguel Llera, who has been Professional Development Phase coach at the club for a month.

Jack Lester was sacked as manager on Tuesday with the club on the brink of relegation from the Football League.

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