Youngster Raffi Ruben could rival Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in the near future

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.

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