The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Alex Narey

FOR­MER Foot­ball League star Jimmy Bullard is al­ready learn­ing about the harsh re­al­i­ties of man­age­ment – his first game as Leather­head boss saw his side de­nied vic­tory by an in­jury-time equaliser!

The 37-year-old for­mer Peter­bor­ough, Wi­gan, Ful­ham, Hull, Ip­swich and MK Dons mid­fielder is start­ing out on a new chap­ter in his ca­reer and kicked ev­ery ball from the side­lines as his side drew 1-1 at Folke­stone In­victa in mid­week in the Ry­man Pre­mier, the third tier of Non-League foot­ball.

“The play­ers were bril­liant and they showed me that they want to play for this club and for me,” said Bullard. “I can’t fault them, they gave me ev­ery­thing and I am over the moon. I feel like I have played my­self !”

And Bullard is ea­ger to work his way up the lad­der, just as he did as a player.

“I am be­ing dead straight with ev­ery­one,” he said. “This is a ca­reer path for me and I am right at the be­gin­ning of it.” See our sis­ter pa­per, The

Non-League Pa­per, for an in-depth in­ter­view with Jimmy Bullard

MAN­AGER: Jimmy Bullard

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