Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has delivered a passionate plea to upcoming Scottish coaches.
The legendary midfielder was in attendance at an SFA coaching course yesterday. He was invited by Malky Mackay and the former United midfielder took up his offer.
Scholes offered his advice to those in attendance, stressing the importance of learning from coaches, just like he did with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson.
He told the Daily Record: “During the day I tried to pass on as much knowledge as I could while looking at some clips of when I played.
“Coaches are so crucial for the development of players. They are what made me a footballer. Guys like Eric Harrison, Nobby Stiles, Sir Alex Ferguson and Steve McLaren all made me the player I was.
“There are so many great Scottish coaches. It’s a massive footballing country and they definitely produce quality coaches so hopefully the session helped them improve their knowledge base.”
Manchester United legend Scholes a great man to learn from
In terms of gaining knowledge from those who have just about completed everything there is to do in football, they don’t come much better than Scholes. He made over 700 Red Devils appearances, winning 25 trophies.
His time as a manager hasn’t been quite as successful just yet. Scholes did hold a position at Oldham Athletic, but he lasted just 31 days.
There were another few familiar faces in attendance, including former Red Devil and Scotland captain Darren Fletcher. These guys are excellent role models for modern day midfielders.
It’ll have been great for the young coaches to gain some insight from someone as highly regarded as Scholes.