Michael Oakes is delighted to be back in the Midlands after taking over as the Saddlers’ new Goalkeeping Coach.
The 44-year-old left Wrexham last month to reunite with Saddlers boss Dean Keates and assistant-manager Andy Davies.
The former England U21 international stopper made over 250 league appearances during a 16-year professional career, playing most notably for Aston Villa and Wolves.
And Oakes can’t wait to get started with the Saddlers.
“It’s fantastic to be here,” he said.
“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m obviously well-versed in Midlands football having spent a lot of my career in the Midlands.
“It’s a great place so it’s great to be coming back and to work with Dean, who I’ve worked with before and I know how dedicated he is.
“We had a really good team staff-wise at Wrexham and a fair bit of that has transferred down to Walsall.
“I’ve played at Walsall myself many times and it’s a great club. Hopefully we can take the club forward.”