David Preece is contention to return to Sunderland as the former Aberdeen goalkeeper aims for a role within UK football.

The 44-year-old came through the ranks at Sunderland before becoming a well-liked figure at Pittodrie during six years with Aberdeen. After retirement, he has worked between various media roles and coaching, last with Scandinavian club Ostersunds FK.

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An Aberdeen favourite moving back into UK football, potentially. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Preece could be set for a permanent return to UK football, with Sunderland reviewing him as a potential goalkeeper coach. Manager Lee Johnson had him coaching the goalkeepers during Sunderland’s pre-season camp in Scotland.

The Sunderland manager said of the former Aberdeen goalkeeper (Chronicle): “There’s a vacancy on the staff and we have interviewed four [coaches], with a couple due to come back for another conversation.

 

“I’m pretty confident that we will have somebody of quality in that position, and David is one of the contenders.”

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