Koeman adds Feyenoord goalkeeping coach

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Everton have appointed Everton Football Club Patrick Lodewijks as their new first-team goalkeeping coach.

The club have paid up the remaining two years of his contract at Feyenoord where he worked under Ronald Koeman prior to the latter's move to Southampton in 2014.

"Ronald called me asking if I would be interested to be their goalkeeping coach," Lodewijks said.

"Working in the Premier League is for me a great opportunity and I did not want to let it go."

"It's a strange feeling to leave Feyenoord after such a long time and I do also with pain in my heart."

"I've never worked as long at this club and I have many beautiful memories of my years as a goalkeeper and as a member of the technical staff.

"I became a real Feyenoord."

Lodewijks, 49, was selected by Koeman and Everton after it be sum clear that luring David Jones away from Southampton was not going to be possible.


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Steve Bingham
1 Posted 23/06/2016 at 01:51:28
Excellent as it's another box ticked. I'm still getting accustomed to this new regime where what is said is going to be done actually happens! Long may this continue. Welcome to our club, Patrick.
Paul Kernot
2 Posted 23/06/2016 at 03:37:54
A defense coach next? Something we desperately needed 2 yrs ago. Maybe RK has a few clues himself, as any professional, mega paid manager should so we no longer need one?
Helen Mallon
3 Posted 23/06/2016 at 05:13:35
Happy with that. What goalkeepers has he coached?
Dennis Ng
4 Posted 23/06/2016 at 05:22:34
I was trying to google that too Helen but nothing so far. Is the coaching staff set? Hopefully we'll unveil a renowned DoF soon also.
Ian Burns
5 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:28:50
Good news - now for the marquee signing!
Brin Williams
6 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:45:08
Check the first sentence Lyndon. !!
Eddie Dunn
7 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:45:57
Good news Ian. I can confirm that Mr Moshiri was seen at Marquees Are Us, looking at one that can hold 200 people!
Paul Black
8 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:50:27
Paul Kernot...

Do you have any idea who Koeman was as a player? I think we're alright in that department, dude.

David McKitt
9 Posted 23/06/2016 at 09:25:48
Thats some first name! "Everton Football Club Patrick Lodewijks" .. he was born to work for us!
Damian Wilde
10 Posted 23/06/2016 at 10:23:17
Do we need a defensive coach if the manager was a top class defender?
Ernie Baywood
11 Posted 23/06/2016 at 10:32:30
Moshiri is an accountant. Do we need someone working the cash registers?
Brin Williams
12 Posted 23/06/2016 at 10:44:17
Looks as if he's stopped a few with his face!
Ian Burns
13 Posted 23/06/2016 at 10:52:28
Eddie - 7 - made me smile - I will choose my words carefully next time!
Alan J Thompson
14 Posted 23/06/2016 at 11:11:36
One on one coaching it must be a new era.
Barry Roberts
16 Posted 23/06/2016 at 12:03:52
He is probably a good goalkeeping coach but who is he going to coach?
Tim Locke
17 Posted 23/06/2016 at 12:22:36
Barry - The forwards and tea lady? The goal keepers I would guess him being goal keeper coach and all
Mike Green
18 Posted 23/06/2016 at 12:48:47
Barry #16 - good point but probably a good idea getting this guy in first so he can help with the selection process; they after all will be a bit of a "goalkeeping team" so his views important.
Dan Davies
19 Posted 23/06/2016 at 13:09:47
Looks like Ryazantsev's back up! Big Dunc behind one shoulder and this dude on the other. Looks a right bruiser!
John Malone
20 Posted 23/06/2016 at 15:03:42
First signing has to be Jack Butland injured or not. The lad is quality and is English with Premier league experience surely an offer in the region of £20 million would get him and for his age would be peanuts!
Sam Hoare
21 Posted 23/06/2016 at 15:19:52
Yes, John. I'd take Butland in a heartbeat.

Always question why we didn't chance the £3.3 m he cost 3 years ago when he was the established U21 England keeper. Surely we knew that Howard would be going soon and he was a bargain at that price.

Poor lack of planning or judgement by someone.

Eric Myles
22 Posted 23/06/2016 at 15:28:44
Brin#6, and the last sentence!
Brent Stephens
23 Posted 23/06/2016 at 15:56:09
Given the influence a keeper can have on the outcome of a game, I've never understood why they don't command higher transfer fees. We'd spend £20 odd million on an outfield player but won't pay loose change for a quality guy between the sticks.
Trevor Lynes
24 Posted 23/06/2016 at 15:58:17
I do not think we need a defensive coach !

We desperately need a coach who can get the midfielders controlling the ball, beating their man and passing forwards accurately.This seems to be a feat that only very few seem able to perform on a regular basis unless they are foreign.

Steavey Buckley
25 Posted 23/06/2016 at 16:18:41
Trevor Lynes (24) It is up to the manager to buy midfielders with those qualities already. The manager's basic role is to set up tactics for the players to fulfill on the field.
Anto Byrne
26 Posted 23/06/2016 at 17:25:30
I'm sure Robles will benefit from a top goalkeeping coach. Just leave it to the man.
Tony Dove
27 Posted 23/06/2016 at 17:43:31
Does the money for Koeman's assistants come out of his £6 million?
Only joking.
Olalekan Taofik
28 Posted 23/06/2016 at 19:57:12
Whaoah! I came in late to the forum?

Welcome, Mr Patrick, to EFC, the best club in the world. I am proud of that!

Mick Davies
29 Posted 24/06/2016 at 00:53:45
Maybe we'll see the best of Robles, now he has someone to actually guide and coach him, and make him more forceful with his defenders
Paul Kernot
30 Posted 24/06/2016 at 04:05:32
Paul #8. I do know him and his reputation Paul. That's why I made the comment I made. It was meant to be tongue in cheek. Dude!!
Terry McLavey
31 Posted 25/06/2016 at 12:17:36
Brin (#12), Still laughing and wiping tears! Although he does have the face of someone at a "blag" in Hatton Garden!

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