Ryan Shawcross takes inspiration from two Welsh managers as he takes his coaching badges
6 June 2016

Ryan Shawcross takes inspiration from two Welsh managers as he takes his coaching badges

Shawcross has joined his teammate Peter Crouch on our B Licence course


Ryan Shawcross is currently doing our UEFA B Licence and says he will take plenty from two Welsh managers if he does become a coach.
The Stoke City defender says current boss Mark Hughes and his predecessor Tony Pulis have both played their part in inspiring him to take his coaching badges.
He said: “I’ve learned so much from both of them, even though they are very different in their approach.”
What will you take from Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis?
“Tony is a great man manager and is great around the lads while Mark is a brilliant tactician and likes his team to play high quality football, as we’ve seen in the last couple of years.
“A lot of coaches have recommended doing my badges with the FAW and Mark Hughes spoke very highly of the course, so I thought it was the right time to come and get it done.
“I’ve learned so much and hopefully it can continue.”
What are your ambitions now?
“My first objective is to stay fit and help Stoke get another top 10 finish next season but I definitely want to stay in football after I finish playing, as a coach and then maybe a manager.”
Are you looking forward to Euro 2016?
“It’s going to be a really interesting tournament with four of the home nations playing.
“I’d like to see them all do well and play their part in a great tournament.
“I’ll be watching it with some interest and whatever happens, it will make great viewing.”