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Eagles swoop for Stannard

November 19 2007

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Jim Stannard has become new Crystal Palace goalkeeper coach after the departure of Tony Burns.

Burns, who played 90 times in goal for Palace between 1974-78, has followed former manager Peter Taylor to Stevenage Borough.

Eagles boss Neil Warnock was so impressed with 45-year-old Stannard in the interview, he hired the former Fulham and Gillingham keeper immediately.

"Tony Burns asked if he could leave the club which I accepted," said Warnock. "Jim Stannard has come to the club and I'm very happy to have him on board.

"I had lined up three interviews but I was so impressed by Jim, who was the first I interviewed, that I appointed him straight away.

"I know him from his playing days and I spoke to Ronnie Jepson (former Gillingham manager) about him who spoke very highly of him so I'm really pleased."

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