Brentford FC can confirm that Iñaki Caña Pavón has left his position as First Team Goalkeeper Coach and will join Arsenal. The 44-year-old has been at Brentford for 18 months but has joined the coaching staff being put together by new Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta. Andy Quy has signed a contract to take over as First Team Goalkeeper Coach until the end of the 2019/20 season and will begin working with The Bees immediately.
Rasmus Ankersen, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, said: “I would like to thank Iñaki for his contributions to Brentford FC over the past year and a half. His passion and attention to detail have made a big impact, and we all wish him the best in his new role at Arsenal.
“I am really pleased that it was possible for us to bring in such an experienced goalkeeping coach to replace Iñaki. Andy has developed and worked with some of the best goalkeepers in the country, and I am confident he will be able to have a positive impact on our goalkeepers at Brentford too."
Andy joins Brentford having left Stoke City earlier this month. He had been there for more than a decade and worked with goalkeepers including England’s Jack Butland. His playing career was cut short by injury, but he came through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and was also on the books at Derby County and Grimsby Town, as well as Hereford United, where he played most of his games.
At the end of his playing days, Andy took up a post in Derby County’s Academy and also spent time at Aston Villa and Lincoln City before taking up the role at Stoke. He first arrived in The Potteries in 2007 and was with City as they climbed in to the Premier League and established themselves in the top flight, reaching an FA Cup Final and the Europa League. He left after 12-and-a-half years and started work in West London today, Tuesday 24 December, ahead of the Christmas fixture schedule.
Iñaki joined the Club from Danish side FC Nordsjælland in the summer of 2018. Before his time in Denmark he worked at a collection of clubs in Spain and in the academy of Futbol Club Barcelona, where he started as a player. The Spaniard created his own goalkeeper academy in Barcelona in 2013 and has overseen it, along with his work in professional football, for the past six years.