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Rob Kelly Returns To Deepdale As First Team Coach

18 July 2023

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Rob Kelly has joined the club as first team coach.

Rob is returning to familiar surroundings at Deepdale having been part of the North End backroom staff between 2007 and 2010.

Working under Paul Simpson and Alan Irvine during that spell, the former Leicester City manager also had stints as the Lilywhites’ caretaker boss.

Since his departure from the club, Rob has gained plenty of experience elsewhere, including at Bury where he was assistant manager to Ryan Lowe.

Most recently working at Wigan Athletic, Rob now joins the coaching staff at PNE ahead of the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship season.

Manager Ryan Lowe said: “I’m really pleased Rob’s joining us as a first team coach. He’s got a wealth of experience and that’s going to be vitally important to both the staff and the players.

“I worked with Rob for a short period in my early managerial career and I’ve kept in contact with him ever since.

“He’s somebody who’s helped me get to where I am today, so to have the opportunity to work with him again is fantastic.

“I think it’s a big coup to be able to bring someone like Rob to Preston North End, where he’s worked before, and I’m looking forward to having him as part of the coaching staff.”

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