David Marshall joins Football Careers as Brand Ambassador
All good things must come to an end… but Scotland hero David Marshall isn’t counting down the days just yet.
At 38, the Hibernian keeper still has plenty of unfinished business before he packs away his gloves.
Marsh has already taken steps to prepare for his post-playing career. He has joined Football Careers as a Brand Ambassador, is currently completing a Master’s degree in Sports Directorship, is in demand as an expert TV pundit and is continuing to add to his UEFA coaching qualifications.
But although he has one eye on the future, his sights are firmly fixed on the season ahead – one that he believes could be huge for the Easter Road club. He said:
“This is a big campaign for us, starting with the Conference League on 27th July, and after the disappointment of early Cup exists last year, we are determined to get the season off to a good start.
“We’ve gone through a transitional period, with three managers in a short space of time, but things now feel a lot more settled.
“Of course, it’s difficult to break the stranglehold of Celtic and Rangers in Scotland, but a club like Hibs should always be challenging for third place, along with the likes of Aberdeen and Hearts. So that’s one target, and doing well in the Cups is another.
“Hibs fans have enjoyed a few great Cup runs over recent years and we want to give them more enjoyment this season.
“From a personal point of view, I just want to carry on playing at a high level for as long as I can. I haven’t set any date for retiring but I’ll know when the time is right.”