Friday, December 18, 2020

Kevin Sheedy To Manage Waterford

Former Hereford United player Kevin Sheedy has been appointed manager of Waterford FC. Ex-Luton Town manager Mike Newell will arrive as his assistant.

Sheedy has been in Saudi Arabia for the last three years coaching the Al-Shabab youth team.

Before then he had been acadamy coach at Everton for ten years.

Sheedy, who had an Irish father, was born near Builth Wells. He started playing football by kicking balls against a pub wall. 

"It was a country pub. So I was self-taught, I spent all day kicking the ball against the walls of the pub. Looking back it was just loads of practice and repetition. That's how I ended up with a good left foot.

"It was street football, there were no academies in those days. I remember training for my first team Hereford United as a youngster and we used to train on the shale car park outside Hereford United's ground on a Tuesday and Thursday and all we did was play. It wasn't stopped or coached.

"You were self-taught."

Sheedy was only 16 when he made his debut for Hereford United.