Andy Quy has left his position as Brentford FC First Team Goalkeeper Coach at the end of his contract. Andy joined the Club in late 2019, stepping in on a short-term basis after Iñaki Caña Pavón departed for Arsenal. Andy’s work over the past eight months helped Brentford to their best finishing position in the league since 1947 and a place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final. He departs as The Bees prepare for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.
Rasmus Ankersen, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, said: “I would like to thank Andy for his hard work this season. It is always difficult to lose a staff member in the middle of the season, but Andy stepped in with short notice. With his big experience and his calm personality, he led our goalkeepers through the remaining part of the season. I wish him all the best in the future."
Thomas Frank, Brentford FC Head Coach, added: “I would like to say thanks to Andy for all his hard work with our goalkeepers. Andy helped the Club and the coaching staff in a difficult situation after Iñaki left us. His knowledge, experience and top personality played a big part in successful season as a team. I hope for the best for Andy in the future.”
Andy has generally been based in the north of the country throughout his career. He joined Brentford after 12-and-a-half years at Stoke City, where he had 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. He 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.