is a former English
footballer turned coach, currently employed as a goalkeeping coach at Manchester United
Steele began his playing career as a goalkeeper at Newcastle United
in 1972, where he was part of the squad that won the Anglo-Italian Cup
and won caps at England
under-18 level. He then joined Peterborough United
, and established himself as first-choice 'keeper, setting a record for most consecutive league appearances (124). That record would later be beaten by another Peterborough player, George Boyd (144). He later joined Brighton & Hove Albion
, and Derby County
, winning five promotions in 12 years with those clubs.
In 1988, he retired to run a pub, before establishing Eric Steele Coaching Services, which provided goalkeeping coaching to Manchester City
, Leeds United
, Derby County, and Barnsley
, as well as working overseas in Australia
and the United States
Steele was at Huddersfield Town
as goalkeeping coach and left at the end of the 1997/98 season when he joined Derby County when they came calling again in 1998, and he spent four years coaching there before being appointed goalkeeping coach at Aston Villa
in 2001. Steele left his post at Aston Villa in 2006.
In 2006 Eric visited Australia, where he worked with junior and senior goalkeepers in Victoria and Perth. He worked with well known coaches and helped improve Australian goalkeepers.
In 2007, he became the new Manchester City
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