Former stopper and Academy coach takes up role at Colchester United
We can confirm that Paul Smith has left the club to take up a role as Head of Academy Goalkeeper Coaching at Colchester United.
Smith joined Blues in 2012 after a long stint at Nottingham Forest and made 47 appearances in all competitions at Roots Hall before hanging up his gloves.
After retiring from playing, Smith coached in the Academy at Blues at all levels.
We would like to thank Paul for his efforts in his time at Southend and wish him well in his new role.