Hasney Aljofree: The Former Player Helping Current Players Become Coaches

Hasney Aljofree played in Manchester United youth team and enjoyed a successful playing career with Bolton Wanderers, Dundee United, Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town.

After a knee problem brought an end to his career at 32, he embarked on a coaching journey back at Old Trafford with his boyhood club where he spent nine years mentoring the likes of Marcus Rashford, Angel Gomes and James Garner.

Now a PFA coach developer, offering guidance and support to current Premier League players hoping to make the grade as managers once they hang up their boots, Aljofree sat down with SQaF Untold to look back on his time as a player and offer insight into his current role.

From being best mates with Eidur Gudjohnsen at Bolton to winning the title and facing Real Madrid with Plymouth, the former defender also shared his memories of playing alongside Taribo West and what it was like learning under Sir Alex Ferguson, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.

Aljofree explained how he joined up with manager Paul Sturrock at not two, not three, but FOUR different clubs and offered an extremely candid account of his injury struggles after one innocuous challenge in a game with MK Dons led to four separate injuries, sidelining him at a crucial time in his playing career.

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Elliott Bretland

Elliott Bretland is a freelance football writer. Having previously worked at MailOnline Sport and the Liverpool ECHO, he now spends his Saturday’s actually making use of his Everton season ticket. Elliott also spent a year with Onefootball in Berlin and took the opportunity to watch games all over Europe. You can follow Elliott on Twitter.

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