Rovers Chairman John Ryan holds a trophy aloft
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Coaches are getting younger all the time these days, but this just seems ridiculous. Third-tier English football side, the Doncaster Rovers, signed a 57-year-old as its new manager this week – but not before interviewing an eight-year-old applicant named Mac Wilson.
“One of the nicer sides of being the chairman of a football club is that sometimes you can make someone’s day,” Rovers Chairman John Ryan told The Doncaster Free Press.
“We sent off the email for a bit of fun really” says Mac’s dad, Adi Wilson. “All credit to John for responding. Mac has been absolutely full of it since he got in touch and so excited.”
“My daughter Claire was with me at the time that I got Mac’s letter and my first thought was to give him a ring."
“I got his dad on the phone and asked if I could speak to Mac with regards to the vacancy at Rovers.”
“He came on the phone and I asked him whether he would like to come down for an interview. I invited them both down on Saturday for a look round, meet the players and to give him an interview.”