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Ex-South Africa Star Fortune Aiming To Become Man United Mananger

Ex-South Africa Star Fortune Aiming To Become Man United Mananger

Former Manchester United winger Quinton Fortune hopes he will get the chance to manage the Red Devils in future.

Fortune linked up with Manchester United from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in 1999 and spent seven years at the Old Trafford.

The South African has spent the last few years earning his coaching badges.

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The 43-year-old dream is to manage United and hopes to achieve it one day.

“I thought about that question yesterday for some reason and my first thought was to become the manager of Manchester United,” Fortune told the Manchester United podcast.

“That’s my dream. Of course, I’m starting now with the Under-23s and I’m learning a lot and I want to learn as much as possible because management changes so much in the game today.

“Look, I [may] have to go out and learn somewhere else and become a manager. But the dream, the ultimate dream, is to come back and be the manager of Manchester United. From what I’ve been through, I’m going for the highest level.”

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  • KangA 1 year ago

    This ambitious dream from an ex-international is “strange” in our clime. Isn’t going with a platter in hand and kneeling before the president and board members of the FA the right way to get a coaching job?

    Why take he pain to get the badges and doing internships?

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Hahahahaha…..a la “100 cap african quadiolas” who want to learn coaching with the Senior national team…..LMAO. Time and again we see ex-internationals in other parts of the world applying themselves after retirement to continuous learning and going through the grades in coaching, from bottom to top.

      But ours in these parts sit in their parlours for years and wake up one day with an entitlement to the national job and start making noise on pages of newspapers and hiring PR hypemen to write some ‘fantastically nonsensical’ props for them on the internet, simply because they had 100 caps.

      • “Time and again we see ex-internationals (in other parts of the world) applying themselves after retirement to continuous learning and going through the grades in coaching, from bottom to top.” Dr Drey.

        Learn and apply… Hmmm Very wise words here sir. Thank you so much.

        • Goal ⚽️ 1 year ago

          I didn’t see any wisdom from the words above.
          I only see a troublemaker that’s  looking for a fight and he wouldn’t see the fight  , let people learn to mind their business and stop being enemies of progress.

          If you have issues with anyone you both should settle and stop disturbing us here.

          I have learned not to underrate anybody because no one knows it all, it’s left for yobo to prove his doubters wrong.

          • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

            “….let people learn to mind their business and stop being enemies of progress….”

            You wouldn’t be writing this post if you were minding your business….LMAO

            Funny enough, everything you have written points 100% back to you. You are the one who writes stuff devoid of wisdom (that’s how you earned the name Offside/over-the-bar). You are the one who has just bumped in here looking for a fight. you are the one who clearly has issues with someone else. Your jealousy can be percieved even from 1000 miles away…..LMAO.

            Maybe you should start taking your own advice for your own good and for your health.

          • Ah! Uncle Goal, please don’t be offended if anything I wrote annoyed you. I am so sorry.

            Keep well and stay safe.

  • All the best fortune. Hope your wish comes true. Well Franz Beckenbaur took the German national team to the world cup as an ex-player, without any coaching experience and succeeded.

    • Manchester United is a very tall order, maybe he can start from clubs in SA or other places. Even with the Rooney rule there are less than 7 BAME managers with only 1 in the EPL.
      I doubt things will change in the next 10 years.

    • Maybe you should apply to university as a lecturer or bank as a cashier without any certificates…

      • Maybe you can explain how ex players with no degrees are getting top management jobs with no certificate

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Hahahahaha……Beckenbauer returned to Comos in the 80s at the twilight of his career as player-coach. He had some coaching experience no matter how little it was, working with the likes of his fellow German Hubert at that time. Germany were not that stupid to appoint some holidaying softsell magazine celebrity as coach.
      France made that mistake with Platini and paid dearly for it….they couldn’t qualify for 1990 WC and crashed out of Euro 92 in the group stage. Go and argue with history if you wish to argue. There is a reason why even the biggest clubs in the world put their biggest players through some training and low-stake practical experience (U18s, U23s, B teams) before handing the reins of their main teams to them. LMAO

      • ALso forgot which year did he become player-coach please. Abi its another lie we presenting here. Because we haven;t gotten the info on which team Rohr won swiss championship with

  • Good luck to him, but Manchester United is a very tall order, may be he should focus on SA like Benny, or other countries who are ready to give BAME more opportunities. There are less than 7 BAME managers in the UK pro league (EPL, EFL, SPL inclusive), even with the implementation of the Rooney rule, I do not see any changes happening in the next 10  or more.

  • Can’t stop laughing. How do you coach while playing on the field. who is observing the game. And so because Platini didn’t have a coaching license thats why they lost. hmmmmmmm

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Hahahahah…. You never stop exposing your stark ignorance and illiteracy even when you claim you know more information than ESPN, BBC and Wikipedia…..LMAO.

      Some of us have been around even before the internet age, we know history because we have been a part of it. If you want to know the year Franz was player-coach at cosmos, ask politely and stop trying to use ‘senseless sense’ to coin information out of others…..LMAO

      Go and ask how Vincent Kompany managed to coach Anderlecht earlier this season “while playing on the field”. Go and ask Kalusha Bwalya how he managed to coach Zambia in the 2006 WCQ series “while playing on the field”. Go and ask Gianluca Vialli how he coached Chelsea “while playing on the field”. Go and ask George Weah how he coached Liberia circa 2002 “while playing on the field”. Go and also ask Ruud Gullit how he coached Chelsea (or is it Newcastle) “while playing on the field”

      And yes….France FAILED WOEFULLY IN THAT PERIOD WHEN THEY HIRED PLATINI WHO HAD NEVER COACHED ANYWHERE BEFORE IN HIS LIFE AS NATIONAL TEAM COACH (they failed to qualify for Italia 90 (after winning bronze in Mexico 86) and crashed out of Euro 92 in the 1st round……AND THATS A FACT…!!!

      And Yes, it is also a FACT that Cote-divoire failed at AFCON with Sabri Lamouchi who had never even coached primary school kids all his life before he was given the CIV job.

      There is no field of endeavor where experience (classroom or practical), no matter how small, isnt key to success

      If you want to continue with your blind arguments, go and argue with History….LMAO

      ‘Ask why to know why’ – Socrates

      • Lord AMO 1 year ago

        @Dr. Drey, Gullit was player coach at chelsea and coach only at Newcastle and later the los angeles galaxy.  Interestingly it was at chelsea where he enjoyed the most success, winning the fa cup.  As an aside, he was responsible for bringing celestine babayaro to the galaxy in what turned out to be a failed effort for both

        • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

          Lol! I just Dey laugh. It’s always fun to expose those who think they know more than BBC AND ESPN. Lmao! 

  • BigD 1 year ago

    High profile players that have turned their hand to coaching. Christian Chukwu, Sylvanus Okpala, Amuneke, Agu, Siasia, Eguavoen, Ugbade, Boboye, Ampakamagbo, Salisu, Keshi, Oliseh, And more, the list is endless.
    Let’s not just bad mouth ours just because.
    Yes they have mixed levels of success but that’s life.

  • Mr Hush 1 year ago


    Permit me to buttress your points.

    It is also proper to add ; during the 1974 world cup,Beckenbauer was appointed player coach in the West German national team as assistant to the the head coach Schons, who was in a bad place after the embarrassing loss to their less fancied rival,the East Germans. That tweaking lead to the the team winning the world cup.

    Notably, Beckenbauer was also the German team manager from 1982 (even as playing captain) during the reign of Jupp Derwall, who was head coach. So when Derwall was shown the door,it was easy for Beckenbauer to transition as the main man in charge.

    It must be said, title and position is everything; evidently,though Beckenbauer was in charge of the national team, he was never called head coach ( which the German calls Bundes trainer) but called team leader ( team chef in German) because he never had the qualifications to be appointed as such, hence the head coach position was left to his assistants, Osieck and Koppel. Same situation arose when Voller and Klinsmann took over, with their assistants holding the title role as coach whilst they were team leaders in appointment.

    Besides, Beckenbauer stature in the game is unprecedented. He literally created his own formation while playing, brought into existence the sweeper role into football and was basically running the tactical play on the pitch in collaboration with any of his coach.

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Permission granted without restrictions sir.

      Pls educate that ignoramus who always wants to argue (most times vehemently blindly) about things he knows ZERO…absolutely nothing about. He wants to argue about the history he was not part of with those who made it….LMAO.

      Small pikin nor know chukuchuku e say na vegetables…..LMAO

    • Please can you furnish us such info, because no where is it written or displayed that franz was a player coach. Or team manager while captain of West Germany. Such info will help more forumites.

  • Hi Ade,

    You know I don’t want to pick fights with you but it is very possible to have ‘player-coaches’.

    Rudd Gullit was player coach at Chelsea between 1996 to 1998 whilst currently, England legend Wayne Rooney is player-coach at Derby County.

    The purpose of this discourse is for us to learn from each other and enrich our knowledge. The only reason I am reaching out is because you seem to think that there is no such thing as player-coach. Forgive me if I am wrong.


    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Hehehehehe…the kid has never heard about player-coaches/managers in his damn life before. The way he is struggling to comprehend the idea behind being on the pitch and coaching at the same time says it all….. LMAO. I laughed so hard when I read his …”..How do you coach while playing on the field. who is observing the game…” question I almost thought someone report me to the police for public disturbance.

      Unfortunately, he will rather argue than learn with humility…..Lolz. Just watch out for the lame ‘backdoor’ excuse he will throw into the ring soon….LMAO

      • Douglas 1 year ago

        Daniel amokachi was a player/manager during his days in Nasarawa United. So it is very possible for a player to b both playing coaching at the same time

      • Dr. Drey. 1 year ago

        Abeg tell that muntulla..LMAO

    • Well deo, i came here to learn and contribute to the best of my abilities. But when you have other forumites who are ready to condemn your contributions and start calling you all sorts of name, one has no choice but to react. I very much know player-coach exist, but am not a big fan of those who practice such.

      • Thanks Ade. Peace be unto you and us all. Do take care. I hope we all resolve our differences.

      • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

        Hahahahaha….LMAO. He very much knows player-coaches exist…infact he claims he has come accross them…but laughs deludedly at the 1st mention of a player-coach and still asks for explanations and enlightenment on “…How do you coach while playing on the field. who is observing the game…” LMAO.
        He thinks everybody in this group is senseless and doesn’t understand English. LMAO. @Deo I warned you before…”Just watch out for the lame ‘backdoor’ excuse he will throw into the ring soon” LMAO

        “..I very much know player-coach exist, but am not a big fan of those who practice such..” LMAO. What a nice way to save face after arguing blindly and being taken to the cleaners by those who know…LMAO

  • Douglas 1 year ago

    1. Kenny Dalglish – Liverpool, 1985-1987 – King Kenny was already one of the greatest players to don the Liverpool shirt having dazzled after arriving at the club as a replacement for Kevin Keegan in 1977, but in 1985 his hero-status took on a new dimension when he accepted the challenge of managing the club following the disaster at Heysel. In his first full season in charge he won the league and FA Cup double, even underlining his status as a key player by scoring the goal to win the title against Chelsea and Stamford Bridge. He remained in charge after hanging up his boots in 1987 and led Liverpool to league titles in 1988 and 1990 as well as the 1989 FA Cup. He announced his shock resignation in 1991 but returned as manager of Liverpool between 2011 and 2012.
    2. Graeme Souness – Rangers, 1986-91 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – The Glasgow side brought Souness back to Britain following a two-year spell with Sampdoria and the Scotland international set about revolutionising football north of the border with some high-profile signings such as Terry Butcher and Trevor Steven. He won the Scottish League title three times in 1987, 1989 and 1990 as well as the League Cup in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1991. He left to succeed Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool in 1991, ending his playing career after taking the job at Anfield.

    3. Glenn Hoddle – Swindon, 1991-1993, Chelsea, 1993-1995 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Few men can claim to have enjoyed back-to-back spells as player-manager at two different clubs, but then again Hoddle always has been somewhat unique. Appointed at Swindon in 1991, the former Spurs and England star took them up into the Premier League in two seasons and even scored in the 4-3 play-off final victory over Leicester City in 1993. Chelsea came calling in the aftermath of promotion and Hoddle steered the Blues to the FA Cup final in his first season, only to lose 4-0 to Manchester United. The next year witnessed a Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final but he stopped playing in 1995 and took the England manager’s job following Terry Venables’ departure after Euro ’96.
    5. Ruud Gullit – Chelsea 1996-98 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – The great Dutchman was the natural choice to replace Glenn Hoddle as he commanded great respect at Stamford Bridge thanks to his illustrious achievements in the game. He guided Chelsea to FA Cup success in 1997, their first trophy for 26 years, becoming the first foreign coach to win one of England’s major trophies. He left in 1998 after a dispute with chairman Ken Bates.
    6. John Toshack – Swansea City, 1978-84 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – After persistent fitness problems brought an end to his career at Liverpool, Toshack dropped down to the Fourth Division to take charge of Swansea and become the youngest manager in the league at 28 years old. Toshack hit the ground running with two successive promotions – the second of which was clinched courtesy of a goal from the boss himself – and then after a season of consolidation took Swansea into the top flight for the first time in their history in 1981. Swansea lasted two seasons before suffering relegation and Toshack departed for a role at Sporting Lisbon.
    7. Gordan Strachan – Coventry City, 1996-2001 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Strachan arrived at Coventry from Leeds United in 1995 as a player-coach under manager Ron Atkinson. But after Atkinson took the job of director of football in 1996, Strachan took charge. The Scottish midfielder ended his playing career in 1997 but remained in charge until 2001, shortly after Coventry were relegated from the Premier League. He has since managed Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough. He is now in charge of Scotland’s national side.
    8. Romario – Vasco da Game 2007 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Brazilian striker Romario was a surprise appointment when he was named temporary manager of Vasco da Gama in October 2007. But he lasted only a couple of months and stepped down from his management role to return to the playing staff in February 2008. He announced his retirement from playing and coaching shortly after, only to do a U-turn and resume his playing career in 2009.
    9. Attilio Lombardo – Crystal Palace, 1998 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Lombardo joined Crystal Palace in 1997 from Juventus and was made player-manager in 1998 after Steve Coppell took the role of director of football. Palace were relegated at the end of the season, although Lombardo initially stayed on under new manager Terry Venables. He eventually returned to Italy in 1999 with Lazio but found himself back in England in 2010 as Roberto Mancini’s assistant at Manchester City.
    10. Paul Gascoigne – Boston United, 2004 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Gazza lasted just over two months as player-manager of Boston and made only four appearances for the club in that time. He left the League Two side in October and in the same month also announced he wanted to change his name to ‘G8’. It was an inauspicious way for one of England’s modern greats to wind down his eventful career.

  • Chairmanfemi 1 year ago

    @Ade left the group chat. Lol