Port Vale FC have announced that John Harbin has been appointed as the club’s new performance coach.
Harbin worked with manager Rob Page when Page was a player at Coventry City and the Vale manager told the official website: “I’m delighted to welcome John to the coaching staff, he’s someone I have high regards for after working with him before at Coventry.
Having someone of his experience around the place can only have a positive effect on the club so it’s a great coup for us…
“Having someone of his experience around the place can only have a positive effect on the club so it’s a great coup for us.”
66 year-old Australian Harbin has had a varied career coaching in both Rugby League and football.
He has previously worked with Oldham Athletic, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle as well as Rugby League sides Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Dewsbury Rams and Oldham Roughyeds.