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20 April 2018

Town's 'keeper coach to hang up his gloves - and he will be missed

Town goalkeeping coach Malcolm Webster is retiring from the game at the end of the season.

After a 16 year playing career that saw him play for Arsenal, Fulham, Southend and Cambridge, he moved into the coaching side and led the way in setting up goalkeeping courses for professionals and aspiring ‘keepers.

Malcolm has worked as goalkeeping coach for a string of clubs including Southampton, Derby and Hearts and as had a number of spells at Portman Road, lately working under Paul Jewell and Mick McCarthy as well as George Burley.

“Mally is one of the reasons I came to Ipswich. He sees things that other coaches don’t see,” Bart Bialkowski told the Club website.

“He has played a massive part in my career and I can’t thank him enough.”

Fellow Town ‘keeper Dean Gerken added: “I’m glad he’s hopefully getting the retirement he deserves and moving onto pastures new but he’ll be a big loss to the Club.

“He is the best I have worked with by a country mile. He won’t just be a loss to Ipswich Town but to football in general.

“There isn’t a goalie in any of the English leagues that he doesn’t know about - his knowledge is so vast.”


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