Former Sheffield Wednesday hero David Hirst says he is up for managing the club

David Hirst says he is open to managing Sheffield Wednesday if the opportunity presented itself.

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst has told The Mail he is keen on managing the club in the future.

The ex-Premier League striker, long retired, has recently become a coach at the club and is enjoying his current role.

The 47-year-old has admits the position has opened his eyes and he is interested in taking on the top position at Hillsborough in the future, but not elsewhere.

He said: "It's grown on me. If I can add a bit of something to help a kid become a footballer that's all right with me. I'm 48 next month and not sure I want to go too far into coaching.

"If it was Sheffield Wednesday's first team, I'd love to. But to manage or coach at another club? I'm not sure."

Hirst got into coaching because his son George became a scholar at Wednesday, and he was invited to work with the youngsters and it went from there.

His son is already playing for and scoring in the under-21 side at just 16, and has a genuine chance of following in his father's footsteps.

There is no prospect now of Hirst senior taking the reins, for current boss Carlos Carvalhal is doing such an excellent job, and has the club in the top half, primed for a play-off push late in the season.

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