Wolves coach set to make AC Milan move as deal agreed

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

25th Jul, 2023 | 11:59am

Sources: Wolves coach agrees AC Milan deal

Wolves goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts is set to move to AC Milan this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

The 53-year-old has agreed a deal to join the Italian giants after spending two years with Wolves.

Roberts is highly regarded in coaching circles after working at a number of top clubs including Arsenal, Birmingham, Swansea and QPR.

AC Milan are keen to bolster their goalkeeping staff this summer and have struck a deal to sign the Welsh coach.

Roberts enjoyed a 25-year career as a goalkeeper, spending 11 years at QPR, 12 years at Dagenham & Redbridge and short stints at Millwall, St Albans City and Atlanta Silverbacks.

He then entered into a coaching career after retiring as a player in 2012.

His first coaching stint came at QPR, and after impressing at the London club he was hired by Arsenal in 2008.

Following a year at Swansea City in 2015, Chris Coleman hired Roberts to work under him with the Wales national team in 2016 following the European Championships.

Roberts continued his role at QPR until he followed Coleman to China to work with Hebei China Fortune in 2018.

He returned to England to coach Birmingham City before switching to Wolves in 2021.

At Molineux, Roberts has worked under Bruno Lage and Julen Lopetegui, working with a goalkeeping department that has included Jose Sa, Dan Bentley and Welsh compatriot Tom King.

The Premier League club have been linked with a move for a new goalkeeper this summer, with Football Insider revealing that Wolves have set their sights on Aston Villa star Emiliano Martinez.

In Milan, Roberts will be tasked with working with highly-rated goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

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