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David Dunn and Carlo Nash join the Vale

5 July 2022

Club News

David Dunn and Carlo Nash join the Vale

5 July 2022

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to confirm that David Dunn and Carlo Nash have joined the club as First Team Coach and Goalkeeping Coach.

Dunn, who joins the club following the departure of Dean Whitehead, arrives with seven years of coaching experience following a playing career that spanned just shy of two decades.

The 42-year-old played as an attacking midfielder, making more than 380 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Oldham Athletic, whilst also earning an England Cap.

Dunn has previously worked as a manager, assistant coach and first team coach at Oldham Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool, with his most recent role being manager of Barrow.


Carlo Nash arrives from Salford City, where he spent four years as their goalkeeping coach, following a two-year spell at Oldham Athletic with the same role.

The 48-year-old had an extensive playing career, making 249 appearances during his 21 years in between the sticks for sides such as Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Everton, playing in both the Premier League and Europa League.


On the appointment of David Dunn, manager Darrell Clarke said: “I’m really pleased to have got David into the club; I wanted an experienced coach to come in and he’s just that.

“He’s been a manager and a top player in his career, I’ve met him a few times after games, and I’ve always enjoyed speaking with him.

“He’s so knowledgeable about football and he’s a real good asset to bring in as part of my coaching team.”

Speaking about the arrival of Carlo Nash, Clarke said: “I like to always try and keep things fresh, and we saw the opportunity to bring Carlo in, he’s very experienced and brings innovative methods and ideas into training.

“Carlo is very ‘new school’ and he’s another really good acquisition for us as we continue to build and prepare for the upcoming season.”

On the duo’s start to life at Vale Park, Clarke continued: “The pair of them have already settled in fantastically, but we knew that would be the case because we always make sure to do our homework on who we bring into the football club.

“They’re a couple of great assets and they help us keep moving forward.”

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