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United - Owen on Being a Manager!

Michael Owen was a surprise purchase last season.

The fact that he was injured for long period and looks like missing the start of this season has blighted the opening stages of his United career.

However, he still has a few good years left, if he can overcome the injury problems.

But what happens when he finally chooses to hang his boots up?

Owen, despite earlier showing a reluctance to move into management, appears to have changed his views and is erring towards a career as a football manager, something he`s spoken about to the media, remarking,

"If you`d asked me about becoming a manger two years ago I`d have said no, or given myself a 20 per cent chance at best."

"Now there`s about an 80 per cent chance of me trying to give it a go."

"I decided to take my coaching badges at Newcastle. I was 27, 28 injured, sitting in the stands watching games."

"That`s when you start forming an opinion on what players do, which formations work. Because you are not thinking about how you are going t prepare for a game, you start dissecting the managers team talks."

"You see what is relevant. You`re looking at what everybody does. You see what creates a better environment, what helps tactically. You see how a manager`s strategies are implemented. You look at football in a different way."


But, despite a glittering career, Michael wouldn`t object to starting a managerial career in the lower leagues, possibly re-igniting a sleeping giant, commenting,

"I wouldn`t rule out anything. When Chester were in the mire, I thought, 'I`d love to help save them, get them up a few divisions."

"Serving my apprenticeship, lower down, wouldn`t scare me. I`d want something to take forward, to snowball."

"Look at clubs like Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds, Newcastle. Big fan bases, great support."

"Whoever manages them has a real chance of getting those places rocking."


Do we reckon Michael Owen has what it takes to be a manager or is that something only time will unveil?

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 1 2010

Time: 12:36PM

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Well his got obvious determination. If he does infact sit there and dissect what the manager says and builds opinions of what works ,who works best where and etc, then there's no reason why not.
TheFamousNo7
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01/08/2010 15:08:00

can't see him being too much of a tracksuit manager - too much chance of getting injured!
Red Boy
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01/08/2010 18:50:00

Haha
TheFamousNo7
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01/08/2010 22:49:00

He wouldnt have the mental toughness to be a proffesional manager, maybe a mini soccer team though? sorry owen you wouldnt cut it.
P.Avfc
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02/08/2010 02:17:00

 

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