Former Hull City and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard admitted he would have no qualms about venturing into management in an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport.
The midfielder, who was once described by Paul Jewell as the “heart of the dressing room,” during his days with Wigan Athletic, was speaking as part of Ladbrokes Rugby’s ‘Who’s Got The Balls’ campaign, which sees him pit himself against Rugby Union star Austin Healey in a series of challenges.
And Bullard, whose comedic antics are common knowledge within the game, has admitted that though he has no immediate plans to start coaching it is something that appeals to him.
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“I’m not really one of those people who plan for the future, I’m more of a go with the flow sort of guy,” he laughed.
“However one thing I’m aiming to do is get my coaching badges done. For me, working with future players would be fantastic."
In a week where Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool and Jose Mourinho’s job at Chelsea increased in instability, Bullard said that the pressures of management would still not deter him from venturing into the profession.
“I wouldn’t really feel any pressure if I was a manager, I really wouldn’t.
“It’s a job where I could only progress, and others can only progress. I believe in people, that they can improve, and I believe that if you teach the right way, the way you know how, that’s what is important.
“Results, for me, would come bottom. It’s what you give to the game, and give to the players that count the most. If you’re good enough, and keep the players with you and on your side, then results will come.”
Watch Austin Healey and Jimmy Bullard challenge the values of football and rugby in 'Who's Got The Balls?' at LadbrokesRugby.com #RealBalls
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