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Digital Subscriptions > iScot Magazine > January/February 2019 > The Auld Alliance is alive and well…

The Auld Alliance is alive and well…

“The trouble with the French is they don’t have a word for entrepreneur”! Who knows if George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the USA, ever actually said that… but it’s a good line anyway! Maybe what he thought France needed was a Scot to lead the way, since he had publicly endorsed and promoted the role of Scots in shaping and strengthening his own country, from the Declaration of Independence right through to the present time. If so, he would surely appreciate the efforts of the Scotsman who came up with the idea of recruiting young French footballers to a football academy in Scotland. Yes, you read that correctly – for the last 8 years, young footballers from the home of the current and twotime World Champions, France, have been pursuing their dreams in Glasgow thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and ambition of the Pollok born Parisian resident, Chris Ewing.

Chris appeared to be living the dream when he was signed as an apprentice football player by Motherwell. The current Scotland manager Alex McLeish was in charge at the time and Chris was ‘learning his trade’ alongside other young hopefuls like Lee McCulloch and Stephen Craigan, both of whom enjoyed long and successful professional careers. But Chris’s dreams were shattered in familiar fashion when he was released at the end of his contract, despite assurances to the contrary. At just 19 he found himself kicking around the lower and junior leagues while wondering what he could do next, and that was where his life really began to change, as Chris recalls…

For the last 8 years, young footballers from the home of the current and two-time World Champions, France, have been pursuing their dreams in Glasgow

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