Kieran Smith: Chasing the Dream

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  • Felt that he had hit a glass ceiling in the UK
  • Now targeting a move into first team coaching- somewhere!

CHASING THE DREAM: Kieran Smith in Spain

SPANISH football spoke to Kieran Smith, that's why he never gave up on his coaching dream in his adopted homeland.

There were spells when the 31-year-old Scot felt no-one was listening but these days he is making significant progress.

Kieran is in charge of the Under-18s side at highly-respected Barcelona-based Spanish Third Division side CE Europa.

He's still not where he ultimately wants to be but he is moving in the right direction with his coaching career.

The Sport Careers Agency client revealed: "My passion as a player had been to play in Spain and I had a trial with Real Mallorca one summer that didn't work out.

"It was the type of football that has always spoken to me, though, I got to 27 and I felt it was now or never.

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