Mac Wilson, an 8-year old lad, could get his first job at English League One club Doncaster after he wrote a letter describing his vision for the team’s development, which reached the table of club chair John Ryan.
Ryan was so impressed with young Mac’s application for the vacancy left by Dean Saunders’ departure that he invited him in for an interview.
“My daughter Claire was with me at the time that I got Mac’s letter and my first thought was to give him a ring,” the Doncaster Free Press quoted him as saying.
“I got his dad on the phone and asked if I could speak to Mac with regards to the vacancy at Rovers,” Ryan said. “He came on the phone and I asked him whether he would like to come down for an interview. I invited them both down on Saturday for a look round, meet the players and to give him an interview.”
In his letter, Mac promised to get the team in the Premier League in three years. “I thought that was a very positive statement,” Ryan said.
Mac’s dad Adi said the boy was convinced his older brother was playing a trick on him. “We sent off the email for a bit of fun really. All credit to John for responding. Mac has been absolutely full of it since he got in touch and so excited,” the same source quoted Adi as saying.
Rovers season-ticket holder Mac was officially invited to the Keepmoat Stadium to watch the Rovers, lead by a caretaker boss Brian Flynn, play Leyton Orient on Saturday.
The young man’s future with the club will be announced shortly but one thing is certain: He has hit the ground running. One of the best young coaches in the sport, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, wrote his famous letter to Sir Bobby Robson when he was 17, so Mac has some time as handicap.
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