Ex- Bafana Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune has revealed that he wants to assume the position of Head Coach at Manchester United one day.
Fortune who is currently in charge of the team’s U23 side believes that he has the ability manage the club and wants United to concentrate on his qualities as a coach and not his skin colour.
Irrespective of the challenges the 43-year old is adamant that he will not be discouraged and says he will work hard to achieve his dreams of coaching the club.
“I want to be given the job because of my ability. I want to always be judged because of my character and what I can bring to the team, not because of the colour of my skin,” Fortune told the Manchester club’s official podcast.
“When you look at the game, you see a lot of black players, but why are there not many black managers?
“I don’t know what the reason is. I think if I go too deep into that, it will block my way of thinking.
“I like to think I am going to work as hard as I can, get all my qualifications, prepare myself and not let that barrier stop me.
“If there was a system in place to give more black players an opportunity, great – get more black players as coaches, I’m all for that.
“But I’m also all for (that) you have got to put in the work. You have got to be a great manager. I want to be given the chance because of my talent.”
“I thought about that question yesterday for some reason, and my first thought was to become the manager of Manchester United,” he added.
“Of course, I’m starting now with the U23s and I’m learning a lot and I want to learn as much as possible because management changes so much in the game today.
“I (may) have to go out and learn somewhere else and become a manager.
“But the dream, the ultimate dream, is to come back and be the manager of Manchester United. From what I’ve been through, I’m going for the highest level.”