Friday’s Child - Kenny Shiels

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This week’s ‘Friday’s Child’ is new Derry City manager, Kenny Shiels, who takes charge of his first game tonight in Ballybofey as the “Candy Stripes” open the 1016 season against near neighbours, Finn Harps.

The Magherafelt native is highly regarded for his success in coaching young players through to senior level. However, having managed in the Irish League, he has also plied his trade in the SPL when holding the reigns at Kilmarnock.

How would you describe yourself?

Kenny Shiels Derry City Manager.  DER0616GS

Kenny Shiels Derry City Manager. DER0616GS

Trustworthy.

Happiest childhood memory?

Playing my first real match for Beagh Primary School.

What was your first job? Quality Control Assistant in Wm Clarke & Sons Textile Company.

Favourite book?

Never really took the time to read a book?

Favourite film?

The Quiet Man as a boy Bassett football manager as an adult.

Favourite television programme?

M.O.T.D

Favourite expression? Happy people don’t have the best of everything they just make the most of everything!!

Favourite method of relaxation?

Music and a Vodka n Tonic (together).

Favourite holiday destination?

USA.

Who would you most like to meet?

Mohammed Ali.

What makes you angry?

Arrogance.

What makes you happy?

My family.

What human quality do you most admire?

Humility.

What human quality do you least admire?

Insincerity.

What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

Can’t remember its been so long ago? Probably something at school??

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Losing my young brother.

What is your greatest fear? Letting people down.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Becoming a Father.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a good person and a good friend.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Family.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

Start my own Football Academy to develop players for the professional game with a full support staff to accommodate their football and academic needs.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

Contentment.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

Full Time !!