Goalkeeper Coach Ross Turnbull

Ross Turnbull, Hartlepool United
Current TeamHartlepool United

Ross Turnbull was appointed as the Club’s new full-time Goalkeeper Coach in May 2018.

Turnbull had been drafted in to the Club towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign when his voluntary work alongside then caretaker boss Matthew Bates helped secure Pools’ National League status.

As a result of his success, Turnbull was handed the role on a permanent basis at the end of the season and continued in the job following the appointment of Craig Hignett as boss at the start of 2019.

A former England Under-19 international, Turnbull began his playing career with Middlesbrough where he came through the ranks of their renowned Academy under the watch of Dave Parnaby.

He gained senior experience with a series of loan stints with the likes of Bradford City, Barnsley and Crewe Alexandra before making his senior bow for Boro in a 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers in 2006.

After almost 30 appearances for The Teessiders, Turnbull landed a move to Premier League giants Chelsea in 2009 when Carlo Ancelotti swooped to take him to Stamford Bridge.

He went on to spend four years with The Blues, operating mainly as a Number 2 under Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez.

Turnbull was part of the squad that won their first-ever Premier League and FA Cup double in 2009/10 before also picking up another FA Cup and Champions League winners’ medal in 2011/12.

After adding to this collection with a Europa League triumph in 2012/13, he moved on to spend a year at Doncaster Rovers and then Barnsley before a two-year stay at Leeds United.