Norwich City's goalkeeping
coach James Hollman replaced Malcolm
Webster and Perry Suckling in this
role. James began his footballing career down the road at Ipswich
Town and was their goalkeeping coach. Sammy
Morgan apporached him to coach Norwich's Academy's keepers
and this led to his appointment as full time goalkeeping coach
during the 2001/02 season
A regular in Ipswich's reserves and even on the bench for first
team matches, James joined Kings Lynn on leaving Portman Road.
He then moved to Chelmsford City. Dropping into the Jewson Eastern
League, he played for Diss before joining Ipswich Wanderers at
the end of the 1997/98 season.
Hollman wa forced to play for City's reserves in their 5-3 win over
Northampton's second string on 19th November 2007 after an injury
crisis hit the City goalkeepers. Second choice Matthew
has suffered the same ankle ligament injury which left
first choice David Marshall
for the final four months of last season when he was on loan from
Celtic. The natural third choice goalkeeper would be Joe
, but his loan deal with League Two newcomers Morecambe
- sanctioned during the previous managerial regime of Peter Grant
- was window-to-window and does not allow him to return to Carrow
Road until January 1. Paul Gallacher
who is on loan at Dunfermline, is another who cannot be recalled
until the New Year - although it would appear he has settled for
a move away from Norwich,
That means 18-year-old Steve Arnold
will be on the bench for the visit of Coventry City and so was
ruled out of last night's reserve team game against Northampton
at Carrow Road as a precaution - but it left City in the embarrassing
situation of having to play goalkeeping coach Hollman. England
Under-17s keeper Declan Rudd, from
Diss, is currently sidelined with a knee ligament while the highly-promising
15-year-old Jed Steer - who has followed
in the footsteps of Robert Green, Lewis and Rudd in being called
up by England's Under-16 squad - is too young to play.
Hollman was missing from Norwich's games over the Christmas 2007
break with Bryan Gunn warming up the club's goalkeepers Rumours
swept various messgae boards as to Hollman's whereabouts - a situation
that wasn't clarified when the club announced Hollman's departure
but did not state the reasons why.
In July 2008, James confirmed that he had been interviewed by
his former club Ipswich about the vacant goalkeeping coach's position.
Malcolm Webster is aso believed
to be in the running to replace Andy Rhodes.
James was successful in his application and was appointed to the
role in early July 2008. Town boss Jim Magilton said: James
is young and hungry for success. He has impressed me with his
attitude and ideas and comes highly recommended by people he has
worked with already at this club.
Dismissed by Ipswich in May 2011, he joined Malky
Mackay's Cardiff City in a coaching role in July 2011. He
was replaced at Ipswich by Malcolm
Hollman won the Championship title with Cardiff when they drew
with Burnley on 20th April 2013. They secured promotion to the
Premier League on 16th April 2013when they drew with Charlton.
That result took Cardiff back to the top flight after a 51 year
He left Cardiff in early January 2014 following Malky
Mackay's sacking and the appointment of Ole Gunner Solskjaer
as Cardiff manager, who brought in Richard Hartis as goalkeeping
He joined Motherwell as goalkeeping coach on 7th July 2015, replacing
Gordon Marshall who had moved to Aberdeen.