Brian Jensen Replaces Danny Coyne At Shrewsbury Town
Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that former Clarets number one Brian Jensen has joined Sam Ricketts backroom staff as goalkeeping coach. The Danish born shot stopper has made over 400 league appearances for the likes of WBA, Burnley, Bury, Crawley and Mansfield across all four divisions of the Football League.
Jensen, moved into the coaching side of the game and joined Bury at the start of last season. He worked alongside Ryan Lowe and was part of the backroom staff that saw Bury gain promotion back to Sky Bet League One. Having left Gigg Lane over the season he has joined up with Sam and his backroom staff on Thursday and the Town manager is looking forward to working with him.
Speaking about Jensen joining the management team Sam Ricketts said, “Brian had a very successful playing career and was still playing until a couple of seasons ago. He played at the top level for a number of years and people will probably remember him from his time at Burnley and playing in the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship.
He moved over to the coaching side and last year was his first year full on coaching at Bury and that resulted in a promotion for them. It was a very successful first year for him and I’m delighted to have him alongside the other backroom staff looking forward to the new season.
His career and the way he played and handled himself you can see in the way that he coaches and we will then see that in the goalkeepers. A player whose game management was very good and he has a real eye for detail in the art of goalkeeping. He has started his coaching career successfully and you like to have promotions during your playing and coaching career and Brian has managed that.”