Chennaiyin FC appointed Kevin Hitchcock as goalkeeping coach

Vastavam web: Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC has appointed Englishman Kevin Hitchcock as goalkeeping coach ahead of the 2018-19 season.The 55-year-old Hitchcock, who was at Birmingham City as goalkeeping coach last season, replaces compatriot Tony Warner, said a CFC press release.Hitchcock joins new assistant coach Paul Groves in the Chennaiyin coaching staff, having worked with him at Birmingham last season, where the latter was the first-team coach.The Englishman said he was excited to work with head coach John Gregory and his staff which also includes Groves.

“Chennaiyin FC has three top-class goalkeepers with two of them fresh signings. I can’t wait for the start of pre-season and help the club defend the ISL title,” Hitchcock said.Gregory said Hitchcock is a highly reputed goalkeeping coach in England who also enjoyed a long and successful career in goal.Having started out in Chelsea’s youth ranks, Hitchcock began his professional career at non-league English club Barking.