The likes of Rory Delap, Casey Stoney and John Terry were on the same course and, despite problems posed by COVID-19, it was a satisfying and rewarding experience for Fortune.

“Coaching-wise, I still want to improve and master the art of coaching,” he said. “Obviously, I want to become a manager but first want to be a coach and understand that side of the game. Getting my pro-licence is doing that and it helps prepare me for what is ahead. It’s been an amazing two years with some amazing people on the course and the learning they put into you in different scenarios is definitely worth it.

“That’s the plan [management]. It’s almost like the closest thing you can get to playing football, which I could play forever. I’ve got to use what I’ve learned over the years and transfer that to helping the players and being the best coach or manager I can be.

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