Celtic coach Si Ferry discloses the 'biggest regret' of his life

By John Reid

October 17, 2019

Celtic academy coach Si Ferry may have gone on to have success with his Open Goal podcast after his playing career ended. However, he has disclosed that not looking after himself whilst he played for the Hoops is the biggest regret of his life.

“I was out for two and a half years with ankle injuries” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

“I used to go out all the time, I was overweight and staying up to all hours. It’s the biggest regret of my life. I was full of carry on” he continued.

In his role as a part-time youth coach at the club, Ferry tells his charges to do all they can to make it at Celtic Park.

“Give it your best shot”

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“I coach the Celtic kids now and I tell them how important it is to give it your best shot.”

Ferry’s advice to the players coming through the ranks at the club can only be described as valuable. Are players nowadays more likely to look after themselves than in Ferry’s time as a player? Perhaps.

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However, you do have to be dedicated if you want to make it at Celtic, or any other professional club, for that matter.

Ferry’s playing career was over by the time he was 30. Despite that he had a decent career at the lower level of Scottish football.

However, perhaps he feels he could have made it at Celtic if he had applied himself a bit more. That is what he will be telling the players that he coaches at the club.