After reading the article about the FC Baku appointment, I was wondering what you guys thought of the following:
Obviously its alot of our dreams to be a football manager or own a football club but money and lack of experience obviously stands in our way.
Lets say you completed a couple of FA coaching course, not the UEFA B or A licences or anything, just a couple of basic ones costing less than £250 each or so along with the free courses which I believe they run?
Once you have a couple of small FA recognised coaching qualifications under your belt, how easy do you think it would be to get a job (part-time or full-time) as perhaps a reserve team coach for lets say a Semi-Professional or Amateur team in level 9 or 10 of the English football pyramid for example?
For particularly cash-strapped clubs you may even offer your services for free as it wouldnt be a full time position anyway, would this make you more appealing? If you were a free reserve team coach?
Obviously you would be using this position to gain experience and as something for the CV and to make contacts and learn how a football club works etc....from there you would try and work your way up but its getting on the first rung of the ladder that would be hardest.
So....realistically, how hard do you think this is?