West Bromwich Albion fans are split firmly down the middle after Boaz Myhill was appointed as the club’s Professional Phase Development Goalkeeping Coach.
The 36-year-old retired from football and took up the role yesterday, which is an opportunity he is thrilled to have taken (via West Brom).
Myhill signed for the Baggies more than nine years ago in 2010, however, made just 97 appearances for the club for the first team and the under-23s (via Transfermarkt).
He is perhaps best remembered for his time at Hull City, where he made 247 appearances for the club, keeping 63 clean sheets and conceding more than 300 goals.
It seems that fans aren’t decided on whether appointing Myhill as the goalkeeping coach of academy youngsters is a good idea. Some believe he can make an impact, while others mocked him for his bench-warming days at the Hawthorns.
Here is a selection of tweets from West Brom fans:
‘What you want to do, lads, is ride that bench as long as physically possible. Steal a few taxis, have a few beers…stick with me, you’ll see I know what I’m doing!’
— LukeWrites (@luke_writes) September 4, 2019
Develop goalkeepers with no ambition and just sit on the bench for years – stealing a living
— M (@baggiebutcher) September 4, 2019
Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers.
— Patrick66 (@ShaneP1966) 4 September 2019
I’m sure he can provide plenty of insights to our budding young goalkeepers on how to make a career out of sitting on a bench
— Baggies Burger (@BaggiesBurger) September 4, 2019
— Michael Singhíć (@MichaelSingh25) September 4, 2019
Brilliant appointment!! Exactly the right personality to coach the young lads!! Well done Bo #wba#
— Matthew Carter (@CarterMat) September 4, 2019
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Glad we could offer him the position. Once a Baggie always a Baggie
— Jimmy Quickfeet (@Blackjack42B) September 4, 2019