Aviva Stadium

Next Game

Rep Ire v England

Sunday, 07 June 2015, 13:00

International Match

Aviva Stadium

Last Game

Rep Ire 1 - 1 Poland

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group D

Kelly targets management move

Former Leeds and Republic of Ireland star Gary Kelly has told Sky Sports he is plotting a move into management.

Last Updated: 02/07/13 at 09:57 Post Comment

Gary Kelly: Plotting a move into management

Gary Kelly: Plotting a move into management

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Kelly is currently taking his coaching qualifications and he has been given special dispensation to fast-track his way to try and earn his coaching badges under Football Association of Ireland regulations.

The 38-year-old ended his playing career in 2007 after 16 years of loyal service to Leeds where he made 531 appearances for the Yorkshire club.

Kelly has a wealth of experience during an illustrious career for club and country, winning 51 caps for Republic of Ireland and playing in two World Cup for his country.

The former right-back is keen to back into the game after taking a break and he is eager to take his first steps on the road to becoming a manager.

"I have had a nice break from football, but I am ready to get involved again and I hope to move into management," Kelly told Sky Sports.

"I am doing my coaching badges and I am determined to do all I can to become a manager.

"I was lucky enough to enjoy a great career for club and country and I have worked under some great managers so hopefully that will help me in my coaching ambitions.

"I am prepared to start lower down to learn the ropes and management is always something I have thought about doing even when I was playing.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FA chairman Greg Dyke says Sepp Blatter "has to go".

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke insists that "Sepp Blatter has to go as FIFA president".

Jack Warner has been arrested and bailed in Trinidad

Jack Warner has been arrested and will be released on bail in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the FIFA investigation.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter welcomes US investigations

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has issued a statement welcoming investigations by US and Swiss authorities

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company