Shay Given has been confirmed as the new head goalkeeping coach at Championship side Derby County.

The 42-year-old Donegal man has not yet officially retired from playing but he will be part of Frank Lampard's backroom team, as the Rams look to launch a promotion push this campaign.

Lampard took the reins at Derby at the end of May, succeeding Gary Rowett, who had earlier moved on to Stoke.

"I know Shay and his standing in the game as a goalkeeper and he’s right up there at the very top," the former Chelsea midfielder told the club's website.

"He’s had many, many, years as a top goalkeeper. Performance wise he was incredible and he has now achieved his goalkeeper coaching license.

"I’m very pleased to have Shay as part of the team and not just for what he will bring as a goalkeeper coach, but what he will also bring to the dressing room in a much broader scheme."

Given was capped 134 caps for the Republic of Ireland in an international career that spanned 20 years.

He retired from Ireland duty after Euro 2012 but returned two years later, only to walk into the sunset again following the Euros in 2016.