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Rob Burch

Position:
Goalkeeper coach
Date of birth:
8th October 1984
Nationality:
English
Previous clubs:
Fulham

Rob Burch joined the Cherries as goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2021 as part of incoming head coach Scott Parker’s backroom staff.

Previous to his role on the south coast Burch was a coach at Fulham, having previously worked with the England under-16s and under-20s teams.

During his playing career as a goalkeeper, Burch turned professional with Tottenham Hotspur aged 19. Over the next five seasons he took in loans at clubs including West Ham and Bristol City before making his Football League debut during a temporary spell at Barnet.

In 2007 he sealed a permanent switch to Sheffield Wednesday, making three competitive appearances for the Owls before moving on to Lincoln City a year later.

Burch played the majority of his professional matches while at Sincil Bank, turning out almost 100 times for the club and winning the club’s player of the season award in 2009/10.

Moving to his final club Notts County, the ‘keeper added 15 more league appearances before his playing days came to an end.

Burch soon became head of academy goalkeepers back with Spurs, working alongside Parker in the 2017/18 season, while also gaining experience within the first-team environment during his time in north London.

Linking up with Parker again at Fulham, Burch worked with Marek Rodak and Marcus Bettinelli as the Cottagers won promotion to the Premier League in 2019/20, before assisting France international Alphonse Areola in the Premier League in 2020/21.

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