Manchester City come calling out of the blue for ex-Stenhousemuir coach

Kevin McGoldrick
Kevin McGoldrick

Former Stenhousemuir assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick has been lined up to take a key role for English Premiership giants Manchester City developing potential new stars in the Far East.

McGoldrick has been head-hunted for a new job in China developing players for the Ettihad Stadium side.

The 42-year-old, who worked alongside David Irons and Martyn Corrigan at Ochilview, has been working with the SFA as a club coach Officer for the past two years.

That role has involved working in partnership with grassroots level clubs, focussing on player development and mentoring coaches as well as being a Coach Education Programme assessor.

But he now has the chance to move to the other side of the world - an opportunity which, literally, has come out of the blue.

McGoldrick said: “I was contacted a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in working full time with Manchester City.

“I was then told the job would be overseas developing young talent and it looks like the posting could be in China.

“It is a programme that sounds really interesting.”

A former player with Dundee and Queen’s Park, Kevin had a spell in charge of the under-19 side at Ochilview and was also interim manager at Stenhousemuir in between the resignation of John Coughlin and the appointment of David Irons in 2010.