BURTON Albion can confirm that Ross Atkins has left his position as the club’s Head of Goalkeeping and will be replaced in the role by Andy Quy.
Andy joins the Brewers having left Championship side Brentford in August last year. Prior to his time in with Brentford, Quy was First Team Goalkeeping Coach at Stoke City, where he had been for more than a decade.
During his time in the Potteries, he worked with several high-profile Premier League goalkeepers including the likes of Jack Butland, Thomas Sorensen and Asmir Begovic.
His playing career was cut short by injury, but he came through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and was also on the books at Derby County and Grimsby Town, as well as Hereford United, where he played most of his games.
As well as over 18 years of experience in academy and professional football, Andy has more recently combined his coaching roles with being an FA Consultant, having started as a Goalkeeping B Licence Tutor in 2019.
On joining the club, Quy said: “I’m very happy to be coming in and to be working alongside Jimmy and Dino.
“I received a phone call from the manager, who said that the club was looking for a new Head of Goalkeeping, and I’m delighted to now be joining the club.”
Quy’s role will mean that he will oversee the first team and academy goalkeeping setup and explained that was one of the key factors in him joining.
“That’s what mainly attracted me to the role, to oversee the development of the goalkeepers throughout the club,” said Quy.
“Primarily the biggest job is to keep the club in the league and to make sure that the first team goalkeepers are competing and producing the best they can on a Saturday.
“Ultimately we need to make sure we have a stream of goalkeepers coming through the academy from under-9s upwards and into the under-18s.
“In the first team we’ve got four really good goalkeepers at the club at the moment, all of varying ages and experiences, and it’s going to be a fight for them all to earn a place on a Saturday now.”
"Andy is a very experienced goalkeeping coach and he has lots of years of working in higher leagues," said manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
“We are very lucky to have someone like him join our club.”
Welcome to Burton Albion, Andy! Burton Albion also thanks Ross Atkins for his work with the Brewers and wishes him all the best for the future.