Many Crystal Palace fans have reacted on Twitter as the Eagles announced that former player and U23s coach Richard Shaw will be leaving the club.
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The 51-year-old – who started his career at Selhurst Park in 1986 – has been at the club coaching since 2013, where he started at the U16s before moving to the U23s.
The club website says that Shaw is leaving to pursue other opportunities within coaching.
The U23s have been struggling in their respected division, with Shaw missing from the dugout as his side lost 2-1 to Charlton last week.
Fellow former player Shaun Derry took charge in his absence.
On a more positive note, he had previously taken the U23s to the Professional Development League Two (South) title in 2018.
Shaw has played over 200 games for the red and blue between ’86 and ’95, and he was also notable for the role he played in Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s development (as noted by Football.London), having coached him at both U16 and U23 level before he made the step up to the first-team.
Many Palace fans wished the coach well for the future – here are some of the responses below…
— G🦅 (@CPFC_GH) October 29, 2019
They don't have access to first teamers, the decent u23s are out on loan and we have to play u18s. Not much hope for the side against seasoned professionals. I'm not surprised Richard has gone.
— Dave Hill (@Cpfc1905Dh) October 29, 2019
Thanks for your service and good luck in your next venture
— adrian david (@ade63) October 29, 2019
— alfie (@paIacealfie) October 29, 2019
Is he going back to Millwall??
He’d probably still get in their side
— P Johnson (@movermanPJ) October 29, 2019
I saw Richard play as a 15 year old good luck legend
— Andy davis (@Ukhilal1957) October 29, 2019
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