Former Aston Villa & Wolves 'Keeper Joins Walsall's Backroom Team
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Former Aston Villa & Wolves 'Keeper Joins Walsall's Backroom Team
 
Former Aston Villa & Wolves 'Keeper Joins Walsall's Backroom Team

Former Aston Villa & Wolves 'Keeper Joins Walsall's Backroom Team

44-year-old Oakes, who formed part of Dean Keates' backroom setup at Wrexham, becomes the latest coach to follow Dean down the M6, joining recently-appointed assistant manager Andy Davies who was unveiled around a week ago.

The Northwich-born former goalkeeper began his career with Aston Villa, where he progressed through the ranks to turn professional in 1991. After eight years, sixty-one appearances and a long list of loan moves Michael left Villa Park and joined Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Michael soon became first-choice 'keeper at Molineux and would go on to make over two-hundred appearances for Wolves over the next eight years. He was released on a free transfer in the summer of 2007 and eventually penned a one-year deal with Cardiff City,making fifteen appearances before retiring at the end of the 2007/08 campaign.

Oakes had two coaching spells at the Racecourse, the first lasting seven years between 2008 and 2015. The second beginning in 2017 and coming to an end just a few hours ago.

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