Boss praises Steve Phillips for his contribution on-and-off the pitch during his Crewe stay
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has praised the contribution the veteran goalkeeper Steve Phillips made to the club both on-and-off the pitch. Phillips has been informed that his contract will not be extended beyond the summer and with Davis needing a goalkeeper who can play in League One on a consistent basis if needed the Bath-born stopper may look to play on elsewhere after a successful four and half years with the club.
Phillips, 36, was a double winner at Wembley with the club and did a remarkable job within the local community and with charity fund raising for Leukaemia Research and Caudwell Children. He also raised money for a terminally ill child, who sadly passed away after Steve had raised thousands.
In his spare time, Steve also coached the young goalkeepers at the Academy and took sessions in the local community!
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “I had a good chat with Steve and thanked him for his contribution both on-and-off the pitch. I am sure he had a great time with us as well.
“His contribution on the pitch as well as off it was a credit to him. He has raised thousands for charity and everyone here will continue to support him in that.
“He has been struggling with his shoulders for a few months now and I was concerned that he could no longer play consistency at this level.
“I am sure he will have a lot of offers, perhaps playing, some coaching. He is at that transition where he has to decide whether to carry on playing or focus on his coaching. I am sure he will make the right decision for him and his family. “