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Redvee35's Unemployed story FM19

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Started on 29 July 2019 by redvee35 / First Post
Latest Reply on 30 July 2019 by TheLFCFan / Last Post
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Hello and welcome to this manager story.

No Coaching Badges and Sunday League experience.

Unemployed at the start and see what team I get.


Stephen Ball was 40 years old and was taking his first steps into full time management.

Ball played for Lower league teams St Helens AFC, Warrington FC and he played 12 times for Crewe Alexandra. After leaving football and the north west of England. Stephen moved to Sunderland there he
helped to coach children at school. After a few years he said " I'm ready to be a manager".

He looked at the list of managerless teams and contacted a few.

Three weeks had gone, nearly the new season and still no job. But then the phone rang.

"Hello" Stephen said

Craig White asked " Hello is that Stephen Ball, I am the owner of Leigh Athletic"

After a phonecall he arranged to go back to the north west and become Leigh Manager



Geography for people who have never heard of Leigh.

Leigh is a small town in the north west of England. It is situated between Wigan , St Helens and Warrington.

The long road that connects them all together is called the East Lancs road.


Stephen was called into the office for the first time. He was given paperwork to sign and a newspaper reporter was there from the Leigh Observer.

He took photographs and did a small interview " Why did you take this job, when there are bigger teams out there" the reporter said shockingly.

Stephen replied" I came here because I am forging my path as a manager"


After he was announced he started his job.


Leigh Athletic are on part-time contracts

The budget is none. Stephen will have to do just see what he can do with the players he has.

Currently there's no captain, that will change soon as they need a leader.




This is Leigh sports village. The home of Leigh Rugby League and Leigh Athletic.






The crest of Leigh Athletic Stephen's new job starts here
Best of luck with Leigh. Arguably more of a rugby town, so hopefully you can change that.
Good Luck mate!

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