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Coventry City are saddened to learn of the death of former goalkeeping coach Alan Hodgkinson

9 December 2015

City legend and goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic has led tributes from the club calling him a 'pioneer'...

Coventry City are saddened to learn of the death of former goalkeeping coach Alan Hodgkinson.

The former Sheffield United keeper joined the club in 2002 under then manager Gary McAllister and also worked with Eric Black at the Sky Blues.

Hodgkinson's impressive career saw him work for Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Rangers, as well as for the Scottish national team.

City legend and goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic has led tributes from the Sky Blues.

Ogrizovic said: "I'm deeply saddened to learn of Alan's death. He was a fantastic professional and person to know and work with.

"Undoubtedly, he was one of the first professional goalkeeping coaches who revolutionised the way football coaches goalkeepers today.

"He was a fantastic player for Sheffield United and I've got the utmost respect for Alan as a coach.

"Alan was a pioneer of his time and the impact he had on the game shouldn't be forgotten."

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