Today I sent the following email to the UEFA media department:
Does UEFA have any mandatory minimum coaching qualifications for managers who take part in your competitions?
If a coach is still going through the coaching badges can that person be the manager of a team in UEFA club competitions like the Europa League?
Phil Mac Giolla Bháin
Their reply was prompt and here it is:
With regard to your query, we can generally refer you to the relevant articles of the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations:
In particular, see below Articles 36, 37 and 40:
For any questions relating to specific cases, we kindly ask you to contact the respective national association.
UEFA Media & Public Relations
Prompt and professional.
That is what I expect from the people at the UEFA media office.
Sadly the same courtesies are not extant at Hampden.
As regular readers will know I have been awaiting answers for many months on a matter pertaining to what the SFA knew about the HMRC investigation into the original Rangers.
Perhaps the chaps at Hampden think that I will Do Walking Away…