It has emerged this evening that Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper coach Andy Rhodes is set to leave the South Yorkshire club for League Two Oldham Athletic. This is according to the Sun reporter, Alan Nixon
Alan Nixon said in a report that Andy Rhodes “Rhodes is quitting his post as keeper coach at Sheffield Wednesday to return to the club where he played a generation ago” he also added that “Bunn and Rhodes were teammates and friends” which is undoubtedly one of the big pulling factors for Rhodes.
Being the goalkeeper coach he has worked with some great Championship talent in his time at Sheffield Wednesday. The likes of Kieron Westwood and Chris Kirkland have worked under him since he joined The Owls back in 2010 and have had only positive things to say about the 53-year-old. He’s also developed youngsters Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith who have both become England youth internationals under Rhodes.
Andy Rhodes is the father of Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes who has been struggling to find his feet at the club after joining for around £9m. Could his dad leaving the club prompt Jordan Rhodes to move on too? Jordan really needs to rediscover his form of old and after all the chances he’s been given at Wednesday it doesn’t seem like he ever will do while at Hillsborough. Moving away from South Yorkshire could be the best move to Rhodes to kick-start his career, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of this throughout the summer.