AN 18-year-old from Flintshire, dubbed the 'world's youngest senior football manager', has now scored a role with giants Real Madrid.

Jordan Hadaway, from Holywell, has earned the tag as manager of Caerwys FC - playing in the North East Wales Football League.

A student at Liverpool Hope University - the teenager has also been employed by giants Real Madrid CF as a 'Clinics Coach'.

The Leader: Jordan Hadaway outside the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. Jordan Hadaway outside the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.

He will work with young players to help develop the next generation - with the best heading to Madrid for a trial with the 13-time European Cup winners.

Jordan said: "I was recommended to the club, who waited for me to finish my UEFA B licence, and I'm now one of Real Madrid's members of staff.

"It's a pretty privileged position - getting to rub shoulders with the likes of Raul, Álvaro Arbeloa, Roberto Carlos and Santiago Solari - and I'm loving it."

The Leader: Jordan Hadaway with ex-Spain, Real Madrid and Liverpool full-back Álvaro ArbeloaJordan Hadaway with ex-Spain, Real Madrid and Liverpool full-back Álvaro Arbeloa

Even though he's still a teenager - Jordan has earned his UEFA B coaching licence - which allows holders to be head coaches of men's amateur clubs, youths up to age 16, and assistant coaches for professional clubs.

Explaining how it's all come about, Jordan said: "I got into coaching through Holywell Town FC in the Community with Steve Thomas - then from there it just spiralled.

"Steve has given me a lot of opportunities to get me started and then from there networking has helped massively.

"I have gone from helping out on soccer camps to leading them, working in sports development for two years, running a whole youth structure at Holywell.

"There we're creating opportunities for all children and then on from there a taste of senior football with Holywell FC which lead onto this year, Caerwys FC.

"It’s been a right two years and very packed but it’s been worth it and I am not stopping here."

The Leader: Jordan Hadaway (top left) pictured with Caerwys FC. Jordan Hadaway (top left) pictured with Caerwys FC.

About taking charge of men older than himself, Jordan said: "Despite my age, I always felt confident about earning the respect of the lads.

"And I'm not afraid to dish-out a rollicking if necessary - but I haven't had to give one yet as we've been doing so well."

Caerwys are going great under Jordan - currently fourth in the league and nine points behind table-toppers Brymbo Victoria.

His youthful age suggests Jordan should be playing, instead of coaching.

To which he replied: "I played full back, and funnily enough I played for Holywell under the manager Andy Mackie who I chose to be my assistant at Caerwys.

"In my playing time I have played for Holywell mainly but then onto Hawker Jets who were based in Saltney.

"I played academy football for Flint but wasn’t enjoying it and wasn’t good enough so as I was coaching on the side I thought I would put everything into that which I did.

"However I have had to make five appearances for Caerwys this season," he joked.

Asked if he has aspirations to coach professionally, Jordan said: "I am currently studying PE and Sport with Special Educational Needs at Liverpool Hope to follow the dream of being a primary teacher.

"But you never know what will happen between now and finishing the degree. Never say never, I guess."

The Leader: Jordan Hadaway working with Real Madrid. Jordan Hadaway working with Real Madrid.