Charlie Adam explains new role involving Erik ten Hag's indispensable Man Utd star
In April 2015, Jose Mourinho had a third Premier League title in his sights.
A 2-1 win against Stoke pushed Mourinho's Chelsea a step closer towards their aim, but all anyone could talk about was a ridiculous goal from Charlie Adam. The Scot spotted Thibaut Courtois, one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, off his line and went for it.
Adams effort sailed from his own half and swerved high into the Stamford Bridge sky before looping over a desperate Courtois. Chelsea were silenced by a moment of magic. It also summed up the career of Adam, a player with a wand of a left foot, in a nutshell.
Now retired, Adam is hoping to bring that magic into his managerial career. The 26-cap international hung up his boots last summer and was named as Burnley's loans manager and a professional development phase coach for the U21s in October.
"Ive always had an interest in the other side of the game - even when I was playing," Adam tells Mirror Football on behalf of the EFLs Together - Supporting Communities initiative. "Coaching and management is something that I always thought I'd be interested in. That's been reaffirmed since I've retired - how much I enjoy it.