West Brom keeper coach Corrigan announces retirement

West Brom goalkeeper coach Joe Corrigan will retire from football at the end of the season.

West Brom goalkeeper coach Joe Corrigan will retire from football at the end of the season.

Corrigan became a goalkeeping legend at Manchester City during his 19-year playing career, making 592 appearances for the Blues - a club record for a keeper.

He won the League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup double with City in 1970 and earned nine England caps.

During his Baggies spell, Corrigan has worked with the likes of Chris Kirkland, Tomasz Kuszczak, Scott Carson and Dean Kiely and says he has thoroughly enjoyed his four years at the club.

"This is a massive decision for me because I've been involved in football for 42 years," Corrigan told the West Bromwich Albion website.

"But I'm 60 now and it's very demanding travelling up and down the M6 every day.

"Everyone says you know when the time is right to retire - and I feel this is mine.

"I've had just over four great years at this club and want to say a massive thank you to the Albion fans, who have always been very supportive of me and made me feel really welcome.

"The staff and players - particularly the keepers - have also been a pleasure to work with."