Sunday 23rd November 2003
Coaching legend Foley enjoying his time at Greenwich
Go Travel Kent League Greenwich Borough have added veteran ex-League manager Theo Foley to their coaching staff, writes Tony Incenzo.
Foley, 66, who has bossed Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town and was George Graham's number two at Arsenal and Millwall, has also coached at Tottenham Hotspur, Queen's Park Rangers and Southend United.
Now he is looking forward to the chance to put something back at grassroots level.
"I enjoyed my stints with the players." he said. "They are good lads and I get them organised in training, which I always like doing, so coaching is always enjoyable - whether it is with Arsenal or Greenwich or whoever.
"I was introduced to the club through my son Paul, who is friendly with the chairman. They asked me to help, so I took up the opportunity.
"I like this level of football - both by sons - Adrian and Paul - have played for Maidstone United.
"A lot of the players at the grass roots are good lads. So its nice for me to get out and do a bit of coaching.
"It doesn't matter what level you coach as long as you enjoy it. And I have been getting a good response from the lads at Greenwich Borough. They've been doing quite well and recently beat Maidstone United, who have been champions and runners up over the past two season's.
"It is a nice involvement for me. Once I stop enjoying it that's the time to walk away and leave it alone. But at the moment it's good to be at the Borough".