Ex-Sunderland manager Peter Reid looking for amateur team to manage

Peter Reid and Kevin Ball celebrate Sunderland's 105-point Division One season in 1998-99
Peter Reid and Kevin Ball celebrate Sunderland's 105-point Division One season in 1998-99
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FORMER Sunderland boss Peter Reid has kicked off a competition to find an amateur club he can manage.

Reid, who was in charge of the Black Cats from 1995 to 2002, is offering his services to promote grass roots participation in England.

Former England star Reid, who manages Indian club Mumbai City FC, said: “Boosting participation in sport, and particularly football, is something that I’ve always been keen to promote.

“Grass roots football is the backbone of the game and I’m delighted to be able to offer my knowledge to assist an amateur team, whether it be a Sunday league outfit or a group of kids just getting into the sport.

“I started kicking a ball about on the King George V playing fields in Huyton and that’s where I fell in love with the game.

“I’d be out there all day with my mates just having a laugh, and at the end of the day, that’s what football is all 
about.

The competition will be running in conjunction with sports social network BreatheSport, via the company’s Twitter account, and will take place for two weeks from today.

Entry is free. For more details, follow @BreatheSport.