Liverpool’s legendary former striker Robbie Fowler wants to become a manager, and is undergoing his final badges now in order to apply for jobs next year.
Fowler retired in 2012, and has been worked with our Academy teams while learning his trade.
“I’ve got the other coaching badges and now I’m doing the Pro Licence which is the highest one you can do,” Fowler told the ECHO.
“I started it in January and it will take around a year. By next June I should have completed it.
“Everyone knows I want to be a manager. It’s what I have always longed for and I am almost there now.
“Doing the Pro License shows how serious I am about it. I love football. I always have done.
“Regardless of what people think about me, I believe I’d make a good manager and I am determined to prove that.
“I am doing it all the correct way. Nobody can think I’m trying to take any shortcuts.
“I am getting all my badges and then I hope an opportunity will come my way. I am doing it the proper way and I’m enjoying it.”
Fans wouldn’t suggest Fowler has that natural managerial flair like Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher for instance but his passion and dedication to it is clear.
He actually has already managed a side, Muangthong United in Thailand in 2011! After only 250 minutes of on-field play/coach action though, Fowler stepped down – and we can only hope his next proper foray into management is more successful.
During the mid-90s Fowler was one of Europe’s most lethal strikers, breaking the 30-goal mark in three consecutive seasons between 1994 and 1997. When you consider this was before he was 22-years-old, it’s easy to see why the Toxteth born striker is known around Merseyside as God.
In fact, having scored over 100 goals before his 22nd birthday, it’s disappointing that he only added a further 150 odd in the next 17 seasons of his career.
Fowler’s Liverpool legacy is well and truly in tact, of course – and we wish him luck in his managerial endeavours.