Scot Kevin Cruickshank has been named Blackburn's new scouting and recruiting co-ordinator.
He told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "I was always pretty hopeless as a footballer so I think the next best thing was to try to work for a football team.
"I've worked at a lower level so I've got a good grasp of what goes on.
"I could be sweeping the stands while ordering the pies, and then I would go and do the players' wages and write the match programme.
"It's a brand new position that's just been created and it's an opportunity for me to get in there and stamp my authority on it. The chance to work on such a big project at such a big club is something that really excites me."