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UPDATE: Dibs returns to the Reds

Andy Dibble returns to the Reds as Goalkeeping Coach

22 August 2022

Accrington Stanley are delighted to announce that Andy Dibble has returned to the club as Goalkeeping Coach.

Dibble made five appearances for the Reds during the 2005/06 season and began his coaching career in East Lancashire, before moving to Coventry City in November 2006.

Following spells with Peterborough United and Rotherham United, the former Manchester City goalkeeper then joined Cardiff City and helped The Bluebirds secure promotion to the Premier League in 2018.

The 57-year-old, who played three times for Wales, arrives at the Wham Stadium after leaving Motherwell.

John Coleman said: "Lewis (Stewart) has done a tremendous job standing in, but we know Dibs and he just gives us a bit more experience.

"He's been here before and he's done a really good job wherever he's been, so we're pleased to have him back."

Dibble added: "Out of the blue, I had a nice phone call from John Coleman and Jimmy Bell about coming back to Accrington.

"I had to go in and see Motherwell and although they wanted me to stay, I wanted to come back to be around my family in the Manchester area."

"It's like coming home again. The club have two very, very good goalkeepers at senior level, even though they're very young, and good younger goalkeepers in the Under-23s and the Under-18s.

"The stadium looks tremendous and when the new changing rooms are done, it'll be even better. The club has moved on a lot and it can keep moving forward which is what football is all about, progression."

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