Jonathan Gould revealed he initiated his move to West Bromwich Albion last week.
Gould has been named new goalkeeper coach with the Baggies, having left a similar role at Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
"I put a quick text into Tony and it took its natural course after that.
"I was working with the New Zealand national teams as goalkeeping coach for the U23s and U20s, so I've been heavily involved with the development of goalkeepers over there.
"On the Saturday we played against Melbourne City - the club owned by Man City - and drew 0-0, so it was good to end with a clean sheet. I then jumped on a plane and flew to London."
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