Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lescott Helps Prepare a New Blue Wave

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lescott Helps Prepare a New Blue Wave

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JOLEON Lescott is helping to prepare the next generation of young Blues for professional careers.

Former City defender Lescott, who was at the heart of Roberto Mancini's 2012 title winners, has taken up the role after some scouting work led to a conversation with key personnel at the club. And from his work so far, the ex-Everton and Villa centre-back is thrilled to be making a difference.

"I love it. It's different. I don't try to compare it to playing," he said, speaking at the Premier League and BT Disability Football Festival.

"Everyone says you won't get the same buzz but it's a different satisfaction I get speaking to managers about players and helping players get their point of view across to coaches - as I would have liked to have growing up. …

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