Former Shelbourne and Dundalk goalkeeper Steve Williams is to join Mickey Harte's backroom team at Louth as a goalkeeping coach.

The 46-year-old Welshman has departed his role as Dundalk goalkeeping coach, the club announced this afternoon. 

He has held the position since 2013.

LMFM reported this morning that Williams would be joining the Louth set-up in the new year. 

It is far from his first foray into Gaelic football, having previously held the role with Louth a decade ago and working with Rory Beggan throughout Monaghan's run to the All-Ireland semi-final in 2018. 

Last month, Williams was drafted into the international coaching set-up by Stephen Kenny after regular goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly opted to remain in the UK over Covid-19 concerns. 

Williams, who began his career at Coventry City and spent a number of seasons at Cardiff City, enjoyed a hugely decorated career in the League of Ireland, winning five Premier Division titles with Shelbourne between 2000 and 2006. 

He was SWAI goalkeeper of the year in 2003 and 2004 and was a key figure in Shelbourne's Champions League run in 2004.