UK Cypriot Darren Behcet appointed Stoke City Goalkeeper coach

UK Cypriot Darren Behcet has been appointed Stoke City Goalkeeper coach. Darren was previously Yeovil and Plymouth goalkeeping coach.

When Stoke City filled their vacant hot seat by hiring Steven Schumacher, the manager of Championship rivals Plymouth Argyle.

Schumacher, who led the Devon side to the League One title last season, leaves Home Park with the club in 16th position, three places ahead of Stoke, who recently sacked Alex Neil.

The 39-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will be followed to Stoke by his assistant head coach Mark Hughes, first-team coach Peter Cavanagh and goalkeeper coach Darren Behcet.

Behcet, from Southwark in south London, began his career as a goalkeeper in West Ham United’s academy.He did not make a first team appearance for the Hammers but had a seven-game loan spell with Cambridge United in 2005, when they were in the Football Conference.Behcet signed for Yeovil the following year and then went on to play for a number of non-League clubs.

Darren also played in the KOPA League for Apoel and New Salamis.