More than a Tweeter: Kieran Smith on Social Media

  • Barcelona-based coach Kieran Smith has built up an avid following on Twitter
  • Credits social media with helping him make a name for himself
  • Feels that there is mistrust in some circles of coaches who promote themselves online
  • Wants to be known for his coaching more than his tweeting
  • Aiming to make the step up to work at first team level

ONLINE FAME: Kieran Smith has amassed a Twitter of over 10,000 followers

KIERAN SMITH has over 10,000 followers on Twitter and has used social media shrewdly to help forge his reputation as a coach.

Yet the 31-year-old Scot, now in charge of the Under-18s side at Barcelona-based Spanish Third Division club CE Europa, believes it can be a double-edged sword.

Sport Careers Agency client Kieran stressed: "Social media is a great tool for coaches. I went to a Real Madrid observation week and one of their coaches knew I was Kieran Smith.

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