Kilmarnock and former Rangers and Scotland striker Kris Boyd has come out with all guns blazing against Ian Cathro in the Scottish Sun today and why he as done that we have idea.
Ian Cathro is about to be named as the new Hearts coach and in short – Kris doesn’t feel he is good enough to take the job – pity for him.
It seems that Kris is trying to ensure he has a career in journalism after his playing career is over and this is the blast he wrote in the Scottish Sun:
“He’s probably not been this excited since FIFA 17 came out on PlayStation.” “But Ian Cathro is about to find out what football’s like in the real world. No harm to the guy set to be named as Hearts boss.”
“I was on the same Pro Licence course as Cathro, and he’s definitely obsessed with coaching.”
“He’s one of the up-and-coming, modern-era coaches who can organize a session just by flicking open his laptop.”
“There isn’t a session out there he couldn’t get on to his Macbook. But setting up a presentation to a group of players is all well and good.”
“That does not require man management skills, which is part of the game he knows absolutely nothing about.”
“Time will tell if I’m wrong on that. But if I was a Jambo I’d be worried.”
“For me the practical stuff involved in coaching is easy — it’s dealing with highly-charged players that’s the hard part.”
“And for me Cathro is way, way out of his depth.”
“People go on about one of the reasons our game is in decline is too many youngsters spend too much time on their computers.”
“But Cathro has shown that is maybe the best way into coaching in the modern era.”
There’s some criticism there for coaches who use laptops these days – but why wouldn’t they take full advantage of modern day technology?
This seems to us a case of over the top reporting as much as anything and these are completely uncalled for comments by the former Rangers striker.
It would have been better if Kris had not written anything at all if this is the kind of stuff he wants to write about the current Newcastle assistant coach.
He doesn’t even have the excuse that he’s writing on his own blog.
Looks like he wrote the column when he was angry – always a bad idea.