Ross Turnbull sends classy parting message to Hartlepool United ahead of new role at former club Chelsea

Ross Turnbull has left his role as Hartlepool United’s goalkeeping coach after three years at the club.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 10:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 10:09 am

The former Middlesbrough and Chelsea goalkeeper joined Pools as a volunteer in June 2018 before being appointed as the club’s permanent goalkeeping coach.

Following the club’s promotion back to the Football League, Turnbull will now be re-joining his former club Chelsea in a scouting role.

Turnbull made 19 appearances in four seasons for The Blues, collecting two FA Cup, a Europa League and most notably a Champions League winners medal.

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Hartlepool United chairman Raj Singh with the club's coaching staff, Ross Turnbull second from right.
Hartlepool United chairman Raj Singh with the club's coaching staff, Ross Turnbull second from right.

During his time at Victoria Park, the 36-year-old coached Ben Killip to end the 2020-21 season with one of the best clean sheet records in the National League while also helping Brad Young get international recognition as part of the England Under-19 set-up.

Confirming his departure, Turnbull posted the following message: “Hartlepool United it’s been an absolute pleasure.

"Learnt so much in the last 3+ years. Thank you to all players and staff I’ve had the privilege to work with. Met some amazing people, some who no longer work at the football club. They’ll be friends for life.

"The work that goes on behind the scenes at a football club should never go unnoticed.

Chelsea's Ross Turnbull and John Terry out on the pitch prior to their Capital One Cup third round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on September 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“Thank you to all the goalkeepers I’ve worked with. I hope I’ve helped to improve you on and off the football pitch.

“Lastly, thank you to the most important part of a football club. THE FANS. I hope you’ve got your football club back!! It’s back where it belongs.”

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