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Kearney is best boss I've played for, says Coleraine ace Carson


Josh Carson
Josh Carson

By Graham Luney

Josh Carson has played under top bosses like Paul Jewell, Mick McCarthy and Nigel Worthington but insists Coleraine manager Oran Kearney is the best of the lot.

The Bannsiders currently sit top of the Danske Bank Premiership and are the only unbeaten side this season ahead of today's clash with Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

In fact, you have to go back to November 2017 for Kearney's last defeat as Coleraine boss - a 2-1 loss at Linfield - a run that has since totalled 50 games in the Premiership, Irish Cup and League Cup. Former Northern Ireland international Carson said: "Oran coming back to the club from St Mirren is a massive lift for me personally as he showed faith in me when no one else did.

"He got me back enjoying football, especially when I was out of the picture at Linfield. He went out of his way to meet me to do the deal and we won the Irish Cup in my first season, so I'll be forever grateful to him for what he's done for me.

"There are a lot of little things nobody will see which makes Oran's man managing skills the best I've seen. He knows the right thing to say whether that is via a phone call, a quick chat or a text message and he's always available to talk, whether that is football related or life in general, so it is great to have him back."

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