Ex-Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has taken up a new role in football in the city — he’s now coaching his daughter’s under 12s football team.
Cowley lost his job at Huddersfield Town at the end of last season and has since been out of work, so has offered his services to coaching Lincoln under 12s girls team where his daughter Isabella plays.
They are top of the league, which is even more impressive when you consider that they play in a boys league, and Cowley has even stepped in to referee a game too.
In an interview with Justin Allen for The Sun newspaper, Danny spoke about his pride and his reasons for taking part in this as a professional football manager.
“I’ve come across so many people who give up their free time, it feels like I’m giving back to a game that gave so much to me.”
Danny and his brother Nicky went into club folklore at Lincoln City when they guided the Imps to promotion back into the football league, then onto League One two years later, as well as a famous FA Cup run and a victorious trip to Wembley in between.
He left the club to join Huddersfield in September 2019 and was replaced by current manager Michael Appleton, who has gained plaudits for his positive start to the new season, as Lincoln sit atop the League One table.
It is unsure what Cowley’s next move will be from here, but for now he seems more than happy to use his experience at grassroots level, all through the good of his heart.
Always great to catch up with Danny Cowley & his lovely lady Kate. Today he features in my #EFL column. Danny's coaching an U-12s girls side & they're beating the boys. Good interview with @dancowley1 with a contribution from @katecowleybrew | #HTAFC #LincolnCity @ConcordRangers pic.twitter.com/92jyE0WLPe
— Justin Allen (@justinallen1976) October 5, 2020