Shaw joins Coventry City management staff
Richard Shaw, one of the country’s aspiring black coaches, has returned to former club Coventry City as Andy Thorn’s number two.
The Sky Blues legend has been drafted in following the departure of Steve Harrison, reuniting the former Crystal Palace team-mates for the first time since they hung up their boots.
Shaw, who made more than 350 appearances for City during a 10-year spell, will join goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic and recently promoted development squad and first-team coach Lee Carsley on the backroom staff.
Shaw, who played for Millwall when he left the Ricoh Arena in 2006 following his testimonial year, was briefly caretaker boss of the Lions. Working successfully under the stewardship of Heather Rabbatts, he then took up a coaching role at the New Den, that included responsibility for the reserves until he parted company with the London club this summer.
But City manager Thorn has wasted no time in bringing in the former defender who earned great respect from the fans for his consistent performances in sky blue, and won Player of the Year in 1998/99 and Players’ Player of the Year in 2002/03.
From Coventry Telegraph