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Bosnich is scout and about

PUBLISHED: 12:14 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:13 24 August 2010

BY Ben Kosky FORMER Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is no longer training with QPR - but will scout for the club on a freelance basis. Bosnich, 36, who also played for Aston Villa and Chelsea, was invited to join Rangers for training by his fo

BY Ben Kosky

FORMER Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is no longer training with QPR - but will scout for the club on a 'freelance' basis.

Bosnich, 36, who also played for Aston Villa and Chelsea, was invited to join Rangers for training by his former Villa boss John Gregory at the start of the season.

The ex-Australian international, who left Chelsea five years ago, had been aiming to relaunch his playing career and also helped out as a goalkeeping coach after the departure of Ed de Goey.

But the club have just appointed another ex-United man, David Rouse, to coach their goalkeepers, and Bosnich will revert to an unofficial scouting role on behalf of manager Luigi de Canio.

De Canio explained to the Times: "I know Mark on a personal level and I use his experience to occasionally go and watch a player or a team. He has vast experience of the game.

"But I have to stress this is purely on a personal level, it's not as an employee of QPR.

"I do this with other people in the UK as well - both people that I know personally and others who actually work for QPR."

Rouse, 31, spent eight years coaching the junior and then reserve keepers at Old Trafford, and has also worked with Macclesfield, Rochdale and Wigan.

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