Weekend Bigots podcast: Ex-managers Terry Christie and Tom Hendrie give a unique insight into the game

Playing football, managing professional teams and teaching the nation's youth is a unique combination.

Roddy McKenzie (left) and Stenhousemuir boss Terry Christie. Picture: SNS Group
Roddy McKenzie (left) and Stenhousemuir boss Terry Christie. Picture: SNS Group

But in this week's episode of our ‘Weekend Bigots’ podcast, Terry Christie and Tom Hendrie discuss the reality of juggling these roles.

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Christie, an ex-headmaster and manager of Meadowbank Thistle, Stenhousemuir and Alloa Athletic, is widely regarded as one of the best part-time managers this country has produced, and gained fame as the duffle-coat wearing cup shock specialist.

Tom Hendrie is a former manager of St Mirren, Berwick Rangers and Alloa Athletic, and was once a pupil of Christie’s at Forrester High School in Edinburgh before going on - like his friend and mentor - to play professionally for Dundee FC.

They both acknowledge that religious rivalries play a part in the Old Firm, and explain how much of this is learned behaviour from school. They also discuss how both sectarianism and racism in football can be tackled.

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