Former Wycombe Wanderers centre back Richard Keogh has been appointed as a first-team coach for the Chairboys’ League One rivals, Blackpool.

The defender, who had two spells at Adams Park nearly 20 years apart, was the first signing of the Matt Bloomfield era after he joined the club from Ipswich Town on a free transfer 12 months ago.

He would go on to play 25 times for the South Bucks outfit before departing in January this year.

Keogh would then sign for Forest Green Rovers, making 15 appearances for the West Country-based team where they suffered relegation from the Football League after a seven-year stay in the 92.

He announced his retirement from the game this summer, and has re-joined the Tangerines as a member of their backroom staff – the first non-playing role of his career.

The 37-year-old enjoyed a successful season with the Seasiders during the 2021/22 campaign, playing 31 times.

On his move back to the North West, he told the club’s website: “I’ve known for some time that once I hung up my boots I wanted to focus on coaching.

“I’ve been working hard for a number of years on my badges, and feel now is the right time to get back into the game, and to do that at a special Club like Blackpool gives me a great feeling.

“Despite being at the Club for one season as a player, I felt a real connection with the supporters, and could see just how much the Club means to the people here.

“I hope to help the players as much as possible as we collectively strive for a successful season.”