Luis Boa Morte talks Four Marks, coaching and Arsenal's title tilt
Luis Boa Morte talked non-league football, coaching youngsters and Arsenal's title tilt on Soccer Extra.
Last Updated: 28/12/13 11:07am
The onetime West Ham winger inked a deal with Four Marks over the summer, but is spending much of his time developing his coaching skills at Fulham.
The Portuguese says teaching youngsters is his primary goal for now but could play for his non-league side - should his boss feel he is needed.
"My mate who works at Fulham tried to drag me into it and I am now registered to Four Marks," the 36-year-old told Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara.
"I said to him I wouldn't have much time to play - and the manager hasn't picked me so far!"
On his foray into coaching, Boa Morte added: "Fulham have given me a chance to do youth training at the academy, while I have a good relationship with the gaffer [Rene Meulensteen] and he has let me watch some first-team sessions.
"It is good and you learn to deliver messages in a different way."
Fulham - who have recently appointed ex-Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Curbishley as technical director - are entrenched in the relegation scrap, but another of Boa Morte's former clubs, Arsenal, are pushing for the title.
The Lisbon-born star thinks the Gunners have a terrific chance of landing silverware for the first time since 2005, when they beat Manchester United on penalties in the FA Cup final with Patrick Vieira netting the decisive spot-kick.
But he reckons Arsene Wenger's men's pursuit of the Premier League crown - which they last won in 2004 after going through the season unbeaten - could be scuppered by Manchester City's muscular midfield.
"I think they can definitely finish top of the league," Boa Morte said of Arsenal.
"The only question mark for me is whether they can deal with their direct opponents, like City and United, when the play them, as so far they have lost to the Manchester clubs away from home.
"I think Arsenal will win something this year - but it's 50/50 between them and City for the title because City's holding players, Yaya Toure and Fernandinho, are powerhouses
"There's nothing like them in the Premier League."