Ryan Gallagher was ready to embark on a big journey, which starts at a small club called Ashton United. Ryan has had a brief career in football, not even gaining a professional contract as a player, and gave up on his footballing career before it even started. His footballing skill wasn't average, but was never good enough to be a professional. His footballing career started at home, when a spark grew and grew. Ryan's football brain was always something to notice. Knowing what each weakness and strength from each team in each match was a gift. Although having no coaching badges was a problem. That's were Alan Da Silva comes in. The rich Brazilian had a deep passion for football and the art of football management. He even had a scouting company, looking for the next big coaches and managers to rise up the ranks. One of his scouts found Ryan, managing his mates Sunday League side. His talent was apparent and Ryan was a top priority for Da Silva instantaneously. Before he knew it, Ryan was doing his coaching badges with job opportunities lined up from big clubs like Man Utd and Chelsea. Ryan did all his coaching badges, he was a top student and was picked up by Chelsea as a youth coach. Many talents were brought in by Ryan. He was even the driving force of the signing of Nathan Ake from Feyenord. Joining Chelsea when he was only 21, he has now left at the age of 32 looking for a more senior role at another club. This caught Ashton United's attention. Not much growth had happened for Ashton in the last few years and no league football was ever recorded in there history. They wanted a change. With Ryan's links to high level youth and his managerial prowess, Ryan was the main target to fill a new vacant spot as head coach at Ashton. Alan Da Silva gave praise of Ryan to Ashton, making there decision final. Ryan was to join.