Blackpool Football Club can today confirm that goalkeeper coach Dave Timmins has left his position to take up a managerial opportunity overseas.
The vastly experienced and popular coach, who joined The Seasiders in July 2016, has been appointed the new boss of Division Two Norrland side Gällivare Malmbergets FF in Sweden.
Dave Timmins said:
“It’s with a heavy heart to go in some ways, but I couldn’t turn this opportunity down. I’ve always been keen to take on a challenge abroad and this is a real, hands-on role coaching the first-team, the youth and the reserves in a beautiful part of the world. I can’t wait to get started now.
“I leave behind a fantastic group of staff and players at Blackpool and memories that I’ll cherish. Winning promotion at Wembley was probably the best day of my life.
“I’d like to thank the gaffer, who has been absolutely brilliant with me and initially brought me to the club, as well as everybody I’ve worked with. Bowing out on that result at Wigan last night was a terrific send off.”
Gary Bowyer added:
“Dave has been a highly valued member of staff and his work ethic has been incredible. What he’s done in his time here is amazing and he’s been an immense credit to this football club. This is a fantastic opportunity for him to now go out and manage in Sweden and we wish him every success with it.”
The role of goalkeeper coach will now be filled by Ben Williams until the end of the season.