Former Everton coach Chris Woods set to join Manchester United

An old Standard archive shot of Woods and his family.
An old Standard archive shot of Woods and his family.

Chris Woods looks set to become the new goalkeeping coach at Manchester United.

The former England goalkeeper has been part of the staff at Everton since he joined in 1998.

And, with Eric Steele departing Old Trafford, the Swineshead lad is favourite to join former boss David Moyes at the Premier League champions.

Woods, who has also operated as a goalkeeping coach with the USA’s international side, was raised in the area, attending school in Kirton.

The 53-year-old was part of the Nottingham Forest side which won the European Cup and European Super Cup in 1979.

He has also won four Scottish League titles with Glasgow Rangers and an old Division Two title with Norwich.

Woods earned 43 full England caps, acting as Peter Shilton’s understudy at both Mexico 86 and Italia 90.

He was the Three Lions’ first choice keeper at the 1992 European Championships, where he kept two clean sheets.

During his career, Woods also played for Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Colorado Rapids, Southampton, Burnley and Reading.