Former Port Vale midfielder Ryan Burge says he could be the next Port Vale manager and that he could take the club into the Championship.
The 28 year-old has no previous managerial experience and left the Valiants in highly controversial circumstances after a series of ill-advised tweets.
I have had consistent success every time I step on to the pitch, there’s no reason I couldn’t do the same as a manger…
However, it seems the former player is not lacking in self-confidence and he told the South West press that:
“I believe I could guide the club back to the Championship.
“People may question my managerial experience, but I would say this, I had barely any League Two experience as player before signing for the club, but still produced that season helping the club get promotion proving that experience isn’t everything.
“I said when I first signed for the club I would get promotion with them and we did it. Now I’m saying give me the job as a manger and I’ll do the same again.
“I have completed my UEFA coaching license and I have my own way of playing which isn’t your typical League Two style, I am very strong minded on that.
“I like players that can look after the ball and some managers have found that hard to deal with, but I believe they are stuck in dinosaur era and that’s why I have had consistent success every time I step on to the pitch, there’s no reason I couldn’t do the same as a manger.
“If I had the job you would see attractive football at Vale Park, but most importantly a promotion at the end of the season.”
Many Vale fans will question whether Burge has indeed had “consistent success” on the pitch and frankly his chances of being the next Port Vale boss seem to be very slim indeed.