Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly played 35 times for Republic of Ireland and made more than 450 club appearances in a 16-year senior career.

He joined Everton as goalkeeper coach in October 2017, originally on the staff of caretaker manager David Unsworth.

Kelly stayed at the Club as a member of then Under-23 boss Unsworth’s backroom team before a promotion to a permanent First-Team position in December 2019.

He is credited with a significant role in the development of Jordan Pickford, who initially worked with Kelly on loan at Preston North End and repeatedly cites the coach’s influence on his ascent to undisputed England number one goalkeeper.

Kelly spent the opening seven years of his playing career with Preston, where his dad Alan Sr. was goalkeeper for more than 12 years from 1961.

Father and son both represented Ireland and Alan Jr went to World Cups with his country in 1994 and 2002.

He left Preston for Sheffield United in 1992 and after seven years, which included an FA Cup semi-final in 1998, went to Blackburn Rovers for five years.

Kelly coached at Preston prior to Everton and was previously in charge of the goalkeepers for Ireland.