Eddie Niedzwiecki

Eddie Niedzwiecki has enjoyed a long coaching career working alongside Mark Hughes. He has assisted his former international team-mate at Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR, Stoke and Southampton. He is currently working under another Hughes colleague, Mark Bowen, at Reading.

Although of Polish descent Niedzwiecki was born in Bangor, and as a well-regarded shot-stopper made two international appearances for Wales.

The keeper agreed terms at his first club, Wrexham, at the age of just 14, and 10 years later switched to Chelsea, for whom he went on to make 136 appearances. He retired at the age of 28 because of injury. He began coaching at Chelsea, moving to Arsenal, before going Hughes at Wales.