When Lions A advertised for a new coach, they received an unexpected response as former Premier League midfielder Mikele Leigertwood was this week appointed in the role.
Having played in the Championship as recently as 2014, Leigertwood is now undertaking his coaching badges and is benefiting from some practical experience helping Lions’ young Sunday team while he learns his new trade.
David Pollock, Lions A manager said: ‘We are delighted to have him involved and we got some great feedback after his first session on Sunday’
Mikele’s professional career spanned 13 years and over 350 games; playing for Wimbledon, Leyton Orient, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, QPR and finally Reading until the summer of 2014, and all his stats can be found here.
Current QPR boss Chis Ramsey also cut his teeth with Lions, as part of Francis Joseph’s team in the late 1990s in his first coaching job, and Leigertwood may wish to follow his stellar example.
Mikele took time to tell us why he’s starting his coaching career at Lions. Read more here