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Returning as Bantams boss would mean so much
2:40pm Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Sport
Michael Flynn column: I would love the chance to come back to Bradford City one day – as manager.
It would be an absolute no-brainer for me. I wouldn’t have to think about it for a second.
I’ve made no secret about how much I want to move into management when the day comes to hang up my boots.
It’s the best job in the world being involved in football and I never want it to end.
And it would mean so much to me if I could return to Valley Parade sometime in the future in the dug-out.
Coaching and management is something I really want to get my teeth into. I’m doing my UEFA B coaching licence at the end of the month in Wales. It’s an intensive course and you aim to get it all done in a week.
That’s the next step on the ladder towards becoming a fully-qualified coach.
I haven’t had chance to do as much coaching as I would have liked but it’s definitely something that I’m really keen on in the future.
It would be nice to give something back to the game which has been so good to me.
And where better to prove a success as a manager than back at the club that will always mean so much to me.
One thing’s for sure, I hope it’s higher up the leagues than now because it means the club will have enjoyed some long overdue success. Everybody connected with the place deserves that.
I’ve left behind a great bunch of players there. We all got on really well and I’m going to miss them a lot.
We might make the odd stupid mistake here or there but we don’t go out to lose on purpose. They’re a really honest bunch of lads and people like Lee Bullock, Simon Ramsden, Ritchie Jones and Craig Fagan have become good friends.
I wish the gaffer and Parky well and I hope it works out for them and the two chairmen. Without Julian and Mark, the club wouldn’t still be going and the fans should appreciate that.
Let’s all get behind the club and hopefully a good start next season will lead to brighter times ahead.