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Jonathan Alan Gould (born July 18, 1968 in Paddingtonmarker, Londonmarker, Englandmarker) is a former Scottish international footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently an assistant coach for New Zealand-based side Wellington Phoenix FC of the Australian A-League.

Career

Playing

Gould is the son of former Wales manager Bobby Gould. He made his name with Coventry City for whom he played 27 games between 1992 and 1996. First under his father and later under Phil Neal. He was given a free transfer by the Sky Blues in 1996. Celtic plucked him from Bradford City's reserves in August 1997 to become one of the mainstays of the great championship winning side. Hampered by injury in 1998–99, Gould was the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Parkheadmarker for sometime despite the arrival of Dmitri Kharine. Gould also broke into the Scotland squad, deputising for Neil Sullivan in the Euro 2000 campaign (despite admitting in an interview in a Scotland programme that six years ago he didn't know he was Scottish.). However, with the arrival of Martin O'Neill, he lost his place in the Celtic first team and left Scotland to join Preston North End on a free transfer in January 2003.

At the start of the 2004–05 season Gould went on loan to Hereford United where he made 15 appearances. He then signed for Bristol City on a free transfer in 2005 but after three months was released and it was then that he decided to retire from European football.

After becoming a member of staff at Hawke's Bay United, Gould played occasionally for the team in the NZFC.

As recently as 30 August 2009, Gould donned the gloves again, this time for the Wellington Phoenix in their 2-0 loss away to Sydney FC. Gould was on the bench as the reserve keeper due to the club's number one, Mark Paston being unavailable due to the birth of his first child. Had he come on, he would have been the oldest player to make an A-League appearance.

Management

Gould is now retired from playing football (see above for exceptions to this rule). In 2006 he became manager of New Zealandmarker club Hawke's Bay United, assisted by his father Bobby Gould.. In 2009, he left this role to take up an assistant coaching position with Wellington Phoenix FC.

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