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Shay Given

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Shay Given


First Team Coach

Basic Information

Nationality: Irish

DOB: 20/04/76



Shay Given joined Derby County's backroom staff in June 2018, initially as Head Goalkeeping Coach, but was promoted to First Team Coach in January 2021 following the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the club's manager.

When he joined the Rams, under Frank Lampard at the time, it was the former Ireland goalkeeper’s first coaching role but he brought more than two decades of playing experience to the club.

Given is recognised for his outstanding contributions to Newcastle United where he spent 12 seasons and made more than 450 appearances in goal.

Given reached two FA Cup finals with the Magpies as well as playing in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup leading him to break the club’s record for number of European match appearances.

He was signed at Newcastle by Kenny Dalglish after the pair worked together at Blackburn Rovers, which is where Given made his first of almost 900 Premier League appearances.

Given, who represented Ireland 134 times over 20 years, moved on from Newcastle to play for Manchester City, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

While at Villa, Given was appointed temporary assistant to Paul Lambert in the final weeks of the 2013/14 season and helped the struggling side avoid relegation.

He called time on his illustrious career aged 41 at the end of the 2016/17 season.