World Cup: Maik Taylor named Northern Ireland goalkeeping coach
Maik Taylor has been named as Northern Ireland's goalkeeping coach for the rest of their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Last Updated: 30/07/13 4:57pm
Taylor made 88 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2011 and he takes over from Tommy Wright, who is now in charge of Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone.
The 41-year-old, who hopes to continue his playing career, said: "I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to become involved with the squad.
"I always enjoyed playing for Northern Ireland and to now have the chance to come in and work with the goalkeepers for the remaining five games in the World Cup qualifying campaign is just fantastic."
Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said: "I am delighted that Maik has agreed to take on the role of goalkeeping coach for the senior squad for the remainder of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
"He is a truly excellent professional and his experience will be invaluable in ensuring that our goalkeepers are well prepared and in the right frame of mind."