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Bobby Mimms Joins Whites as New Goalkeeping Coach

The job's in safe hands.

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Bolton Wanderers yesterday announced that Bobby Mimms would take over the vacated goalkeeping coach position at the club, following Lee Turner's departure to Charlton Athletic.

The 51-year old joins Neil Lennon's coach staff from Blackpool, and has previously also worked for Blackburn Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, all whilst they were in the Premier League, and also Oldham Athletic and the Bahrain national side.

He isn't only a vastly experience coach but he also played for thirteen clubs in a career spanning over two decades. He was part of Everton's squad when they won the first division title in 1987, and also played for Rovers when they won the Premier League in 1995. He also appeared for Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Rotherham United, Crystal Palace and Sunderland amongst others during his career.

He'll now work closely with both Ben Amos and Ross Fitzsimmons as the season quickly approaches, and will no doubt give pointers to youngsters Harry Campbell and Will Jaaskelainen too.

Mimms seemingly pipped Tony Warner to the post. The former Liverpool 'keeper was standing in whilst Whites looked for a replacement for Turner and was favourite to get the job, but it seems as his contract to play in the Indian Super League hindered any potential deal.

With the goalkeeping coach role sorted, the problem of a back up to Ben Amos still remains unsolved. One person who won't be filling the role, however, is legend Jussi Jaaskelainen. Even though the move would have made a lot of sense on our part, and it seemed like Jussi was open to the idea, nothing ever materialised and he has joined Bradford City. We wish him the best of luck.

Elsewhere, Bolton target Brandon Barker has signed a new five year contract at Manchester City. The young winger, who is very highly rated by City fans, put pen to paper on a new deal earlier this week which will see him stay at the Etihad until 2020. Hopefully that was a precursor to his loan move to the Macron and we'll see him in white very soon.