High hopes for United job – for Nathan, eight

Nathan Reardon, who wanted to take over as Manchester United manager after Alex Ferguson left the club
Nathan Reardon, who wanted to take over as Manchester United manager after Alex Ferguson left the club
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Although Everton’s David Moyes has been named Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, footie-mad Nathan Reardon of Ansdell is hoping Manchester United FC might think again when they read his letter of application for the job.

Nathan, eight, of Commonside, who attends Ansdell Primary School and plays football at the YMCA, is an ardent 
Seasiders’ fan, but believes he has more than enough to 
manage one of the world’s 
biggest football clubs.

Along with dad Andy, grandma and grandpa, Chris and Gordon Hay, of Warton Street, and uncles Gavin, 44, and Steve, 49, also of Lytham, Nathan is a season ticket holder at Blackpool Football Club.

But loyalty’s not standing in the way of this youngster’s endeavours.

Nathan asked his dad if he could have the day off school to write his letter, but had to settle for getting his words 
together after his lessons.

“I told him if he got the job, we’d all have to move to Manchester,” says Andy, 43. “But Nathan reckoned as Paul and Tom Ince are both at Blackpool FC, it wouldn’t be too much trouble to get the family over there.

“Our family are life-long Seasiders’ supporters though, so although we recognise Nathan’s ambition, it would take some adjustment for us to change our allegiance!

“We posted the letter the day after Sir Alex announced his retirement.

“Since then, David Moyes has been named new 
manager.

“However, you never know what’s going to happen in football, so we’ll just have to wait for the reply.

“I’m sure Nathan would settle for the assistant manager’s job!”