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Craig Mawson will be joining Manchester United as their new assistant goalkeeping coach. Mawson was the head of goalkeeping coaching at Burnley’s academy and will be transitioning into his first senior role while working as the first-team keeper under senior goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis.

Mawson joined the clarets as a player during the mid-1990s. While talking to Manchester United’s official website, the new coach said:

Burnley has been a big part of my life and I have built a real affinity with the club,” said the 40-year-old.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time there over all this time, and I am extremely grateful to Billy Mercer and all the Academy staff I have worked with. I can’t over-state what the club did for me.

“But to have this chance to work in a senior position at a club of Manchester United’s standing is a fantastic opportunity and one I’m delighted to take.”

Mawson became a trainee goalkeeper with the Clarets in 1996 before signing professional terms two years later.

Craig Mawson, Burnley goalkeeping coach (Photo by Mike Egerton - PA Images via Getty Images)
Craig Mawson, Burnley goalkeeping coach (Photo by Mike Egerton – PA Images via Getty Images)

He didn’t make a senior appearance for the Clarets but went on to enjoy a successful playing career with Morecambe, Halifax Town and Hereford United.

After re-joining Burnley on a part-time coaching basis in 2006, he joined the youth staff in a permanent role in 2010.


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