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Ex-Blackburn, Everton defender Short kicks off coaching career in Hungary

Former Blackburn Rovers and Everton centre-half Craig Short has kicked off his coaching career - in Hungary.

Short is a first team coach with Ferencvaros, which has just been taken over by Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe.

The former Rovers captain told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I didn't think I would go into coaching, but I thought if I didn't try it I might regret it. I've been given an apartment and a car, and Budapest is a great city.

"We're in the second division because the club was relegated for financial reasons, so there's a lot of pressure to get promoted.

"It's the biggest club in Hungary, and they played Newcastle a few years back and beat them 3-2.

"But we're three points clear at the top of the table at the moment and we've got a couple of English lads out here such as Paul Shaw, who I played with at Sheffield United.

"I've been involved with the first team and I'm coaching the Under 19s as well. I know a few words in Hungarian now, but a couple of the lads can translate so it's not too bad.

"I'm still training with the lads every day but I've only played a couple of games in the cup when they've fielded the youth team, because I'm 40 now.

"There's no chance of me playing in a league game!"

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