Whelan reminisces

22 September 2010 10:58
Former striker taking coaching badges Former Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has been reminiscing about his time at Coventry. “My best moment at Coventry was definitely scoring on my home debut against Everton,” he said. “I was a young lad and had cost the club a lot of money, so it settled my nerves." "I just went from strength to strength for the next three seasons until my time came to leave there. We had a great side then, with Dion, Hucks, George Boateng and John Salako. We bonded as a side and had a laugh.” “The Championship is always a challenge, especially with the strongest sides with strongest squads coming down from the Premiership," he reflected. “A couple of injuries and it can change everything. You always get a better idea of where you’ll be come Christmas, but Coventry have had a good start and I’d love to see them back up there. And with Marlon in the ranks now, they might just take off.” Now that he 35 year old Whelan has given up playing football he is now working to get his coaching badges and he revealed he want to train player to fulfil their potential. “I’m looking to pursue a career in coaching and management,” he said. “I’ve had my B licence for three years and have recently been coaching at Derby County with their academy. I’m looking to build on that with a full-time coaching role at a club under a manager that I can learn from.”