Former Aberdeen assistant manager Allan Russell joins Norwich City coaching staff

Allan Russell, former assistant manager of Aberdeen.

Former Aberdeen assistant manager Allan Russell has joined Norwich City as a set pieces coach.

Russell, who previously worked as England forwards coach alongside Gareth Southgate, left the Dons in February following the dismissal of head coach Stephen Glass.

He returned to work at the Canaries who were relegated from the English Premier League last season.

Russell said: “I am delighted to have such an important role in what is a first class all-round club.

“The opportunity to work with Dean (Smith), Craig (Shakespeare) and the rest of the team, with the aim of securing promotion to the Premier League, was a big draw for me.

“I know what the club’s plans are and how forward thinking Stuart (Webber) and Neil (Adams) are. There are really exciting and ambitious plans for how this club can continue to grow and I want to be part of it.

“The opportunity was really tempting. As soon as I told those at the club about the role, it was something I wanted right away. I can’t wait to be stuck.

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass (centre), No2 Allan Russell (left) and coach Henry Apaloo after a defeat at Motherwell.

Norwich head coach Dean Smith said: “We are really delighted to have been able to appoint Allan as our new set-piece coach.

“When I first joined the club I spoke to Stuart and Neil about the possibility of bringing in a set piece coach. I worked with them at Brentford and Aston Villa and I believe that there is a lot of untapped potential for us in this area.

“We want to score more and concede less from set pieces.

“In football there are only a number of clubs that work with set-piece coaches. I think that will definitely help us improve in that area and be able to bring in someone with the credentials. of Allan in our club is very pleasant.

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