After a spell as assistant manager of Gillingham, he was goalkeeper coach at Everton, Aston Villa, Coventry and Oxford United until
he retired, aged 76, in 2012. He wrote an excellent autobiography, in which he alluded to difficulties with Craig Brown,
which came as a surprise to many, but he continued to coach Scotland until a serious falling out with Bertie Vogts after a 5-0 drubbing
in Paris in 2001. In 2008 he was awarded the MBE for services to football, and sprang back to work after a quadruple heart
by-pass operation in 1995. Heart problems resurfaced in 2014, however.
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SCOTTISH FOOTBALL HISTORIAN
e-zine Winter 2015/16 Issue 136
ALAN HODGKINSON died in Laughton Common, Yorkshire on 8th December 2015, aged 79. Capped for England aged 20, he served Sheffield United as goalkeeper for 17 years and went on to pioneer goalkeeping coaching when he retired as a player. He worked for Rangers under Walter Smith and Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, and was appointed Scotland's goalkeeping coach by Andy Roxburgh