Lee Sharpe Interview (Part 4) – My Best Coach
When I am asked about the best coach I played under, everyone expects Sir Alex Ferguson but he wasn’t. He was not a coach he never took a training session or a warm up. That wasn’t really his deal. He always had good coaches around him.
Archie Knox was good when I first got there. Archie was assistant manager to Sir Alex at Aberdeen and Manchester United before moving across to Ranger and Everton with Walter Smith, and Scotland with Craig Brown.
However, I would probably say that the best coach I have played under would be Brian Kidd. Brian was exceptional because he loved what he did. He always came up with new ideas. During international week when we weren’t training, he would go off and watch Dutch teams, Italian teams, German teams and bring back new ideas. They were fresh ideas, so training was always fresh.
Like all things in life, if you enjoy what you do, it no longer becomes a chore or a job. It is a passion!