JOSE Mourinho is one of Raffi Rubens’ coaching inspirations.
And the beleaguered Portuguese coach — whose Manchester United side crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla on Tuesday — should look out for the youngster.
For the 19-year-old, who is a United supporter, has been awarded his FA Level 1 coaching qualification after passing the course at the first time of asking.
Raffi, of Whitefield, Manchester, is a student at The Football College, Bury Football Club campus.
The son of Hayley and Mark Goldman told Sportsworld: “It came about because I asked someone at the college if I could take a coaching course.
“I love football and have always wanted to be a coach in the game.”
Raffi, a former King David Primary and High schools pupil, is also a volunteer at Bury FC The Trust and has been working with it as a participant for its Ability Counts football project, as well as working as a coaching assistant with the Bury FC boys and girls’ disability team.
“I would like to have a coaching career in the professional game, but if that doesn’t happen I would be happy to find a local team or a women’s football team to coach,” Raffi said.
“I enjoy helping players develop and trying to get them to a better level and develop their skills.”
Raffi, who is planning to take his Level 2 qualification soon, would eventually also like to add the prestigious UEFA A Licence to his CV.