Shaun Goater has been out of the game since his retirement in in 2010. His last spell in England was in 2006 with Southend United, but he then went on to play for Bermuda Hogges, and North Village Rams in his homeland.
"Feed the Goat and he will score", was a chant that would often reverberate around Maine Road during his time at the club. Goater powered in 103 goals in 189 appearances for City, and was the club's top goalscorer four seasons in a row. He was instrumental in the club's revival back up to the top flight around the turn of the millennium.
According to Manchester Evening News Shaun Goater is now extremely keen on testing himself as a manager in England. His current interest is with Bury, a club in the local area to Manchester City. He was present at the recent FA Cup tie against Cambridge United which finished 0-0. The M.E.N reported that a source close to Goater said "He’s determined and he’s got his eye on Bury, he’s been to see them a couple of times and he thinks it’s perfect for him.”
Bury are currently struggling towards the lower end of League 2, in 21st place. Kevin Blackwell was sacked in October, and former Bury player Ronnie Jepson has been placed in charge until January.
Goater has reportedly spoken to former City teammates Paul Dickov and Uwe Rosler who manage Doncaster Rovers and Brentford respectively. The talks have led to Goater believing he has what it takes to be a successful manager.
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