So it was a Friday afternoon and I got told by my boss, that the company I was working for had gone bankrupt and that as of the end of shift I would be unemployed. When I got home I rang the local job center to see where I stood, to be honest they were not of much help and gave me a phone number to ring. I rang this number and spoke to a woman who said that I may need to re-train to gain different qualifications to get myself a new job. She said she was going to send me some form through the post.
The forms arrived on the Monday morning I filled them in and sent them of the job center wanted to know everything about me. On the Wednesday after this I got a phone call telling me that I had to go the following morning to sign on. I arrived on the Thursday to have my meeting with a chap called Martin Williams I recognised the name but couldn’t put a face to it. I was sat staring at the walls in what looked like a shell of a building walls were white carpet was grey everyone looked depressed and all I could think to myself was why couldn’t I of been a naturally talented musician I could be loaded or if I had been an amazing footballer I could be sat in the dressing room at old Trafford not this god damn forsaken place.
“Paul Davies” The call came from the other side of the room, my appointment had come and I stood up and followed the voice when I sat down I saw Martin Williams it was my old football coach from when I was kid playing junior football. “I didn’t expect to see you here” he said I explained what happened etc...
We were sat there going through everything for about 30 minutes when he started telling me about this new F.A Course coming up; it was to do a coaching license fully funded through The F.A and the Job Center he asked if I was interested in partaking on it. To which I replied “of course I would” so we filled out all the relevant paperwork and of I went.
I had a phone call that very afternoon telling me I was to start the following Monday. This took 3 months I have now completed it.
So now here I am telling you my story with a Full Continental Pro License about to embark on a new journey its Tuesday 17th July 2012 and I am looking for a job in football management for the very first time. Wish me luck people as I go on my journey to the top of the world(hopefully).