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Gribble and Green appointed to first team coaching staff

9 November 2022

Rovers are delighted to confirm the appointment of Chad Gribble and Paul Green to the first team coaching staff on a permanent basis.

Gribble and Green have assisted head coach Danny Schofield since his appointment last month, having overseen first team training in the days prior.

The manner in which they have carried out their business on and off the pitch in that time has been incredibly well received by both staff and players alike, leading to their appointments. Their burgeoning relationship with the head coach has been particularly positive.

Gribble has been named assistant head coach while Green has become first team transition coach, leaving their respective roles as head professional development phase coach and youth development phase transition coach.

Head of football operations James Coppinger said: “I’ve been really impressed with Chad since he came to the club in the summer and the work he’s done with the Academy and the U18s. He had 12 years at Exeter, working his way up.

“We know what we’re getting with him - a fantastic coach, a fantastic person and someone with an unbelievable work ethic that buys into everything we are trying to do.

“With Paul, he’s got the full package and in that transition period, it’s having that person who understands what it takes and can deliver and communicate it to the players.”

Head coach Danny Schofield said: “We spoke to a lot of people and we felt with Chad being in place and working to the standard he was, if we had someone that good in the building, that candidate should be promoted.

“He sees football the way I see it and I think we’ve got a similar outlook in terms of attacking and defending. He challenges me in different ways and sees things in a different way.

“Paul is excellent on the pitch. He wants to help first and foremost. He’s fantastic with the players and he’s got the respect of the players straight away because of his playing career.

“I think the balance between us can be really positive.”

Gribble said: “Myself and Danny have already built a good working relationship, we see football in the same way and I’m excited to add a bit to his quality of work and bring some of my opinions and ideas to the table so we can really kick this group on and achieve what we want to achieve.”

Green said: “I’m excited to get the role. I’ve played during an incredibly successful part of this club’s history and I know where the club wants to be and what the fans want. I want to be part of it.”

Gribble joined Rovers earlier this year from Exeter City, where he spent 11 years coaching in the Devon club’s highly-lauded Academy.

Former Rovers midfielder Green rejoined the club’s Academy coaching staff in May. His appointment has also seen him retire from playing football, having turned out for Worksop Town this season.

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