Mark Fotheringham refutes suggestion he didn't live up to potential

By John Reid

March 20, 2020

Former Celtic starlet Mark Fotheringham has refuted any suggestion that his career didn’t live up to its potential, the Scottish Sun reports.

Fotheringham was once Celtic’s youngest ever first-team player, but failed to make it as a first-team regular with the Hoops.

He went on to play for many clubs such as Dundee, Dundee Untied and Ross County and is now coach at German side FC Ingolstadt 04.

Mark Fotheringham celebrates a goal for Norwich (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

He has had his say on those that think because he didn’t make it with the Hoops, he didn’t have a decent career.

“Not the case”

“I just feel when I’m in Scotland I’m still seen as that kid who played for Celtic at 16 but never made it. But that’s not the case” Fotheringham said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I made a proper career for myself as a player and now I’m doing that as a coach.”

Mark Fotheringham playing for Fulham (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Fotheringham did indeed have a decent career. But it is always going to be hard to be seen as anything other than a player who didn’t make it at Celtic, especially when you break into the first-team at such an early age.

Just the way it is at big clubs

That is just the way it is at big clubs, but it is especially at teams like Celtic and Glasgow rivals Rangers.

Still, it seems that Fotheringham’s time at Celtic has spurred him on to try to make a success of himself as both a player and coach.

He had a successful career as a player, and it remains to be seen if the same happens in his coaching career.

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