ACADEMY Goalkeeper coach Joe Prodomo has departed Cherries to take up a role with Portsmouth’s first team, the club has announced.

A non-league goalkeeper in the local area with Weymouth, Christchurch, and Bashley, Prodomo enjoyed two separate spells with Cherries over the years.

He first joined the club in October 2017 as assistant academy goalkeeping coach, going on to become lead academy goalkeeping coach eight months later, in June 2018.

Prodomo remained in the role for over two years, before leaving In August 2020, when he linked up with former Cherry player and under-21s assistant manager Mark Molesley at Southend United.

The 30-year-old had previously worked alongside twin brother Tom at Weymouth, linking up again with him at Southend.

Prodomo then returned to Cherries, working with Shaun Cooper’s development squad.

Although Molesley and Tom Prodomo took over at Aldershot in September 2021, Joe Prodomo remained with Cherries.

He joins a Pompey outfit looking to build on a midtable finish of 10th, taking over from the departing Michael Poke.

Prodomo had previously worked with Portsmouth’s academy last summer.

Speaking about the switch with Portsmouth’s website, Prodomo stated: “It’s great to be back here. I was here for a little bit during the previous pre-season before going back to Bournemouth.

“I know Toby (Steward) and Alex (Bass) from that spell, as well as Danny, Nicky and the rest of the staff.

“Those relationships are already there and that gives us a head start, but this has all happened quite quickly.

“I’m delighted to be here and really looking forward to Monday, when the players return for pre-season training.

“We’re organised and prepared for that, while I’ve been getting to grips with the style of play that we’re looking to have.

“When the players come back, that’s when you really feel like you’re working towards everything and the countdown to the first game begins.”