ONE of the hottest film directors in town has become the latest big-name signing for a campaigning football club.
Sweet Sixteen guru Ken Loach was at the Glasgow Film Theatre for the premiere of his new movie, Route Irish, when he was “hijacked” by Renfrewshire United boss John Plott.
And the man famed for cult films such as My Name is Joe and Carla’s Song, was happy to have his picture taken with the hard-working manager.
Plott told the Paisley Daily Express: “It was fantastic to meet such an iconic film director.
“We chatted for a while and he listened intently to the story of our football team – and he seemed genuinely interested in what I was telling him.”
And Plott hinted to Loach that maybe some day he would like him to script a movie of United.
He said: “Who knows? I reckon we have a good story to tell and if Mr Loach decides to call in the future I would be delighted.”
Club officials use the team to promote the message to local kids that there is an alternative to drugs, and to stamp out sectarianism and racism.
Since forming the club, Plott has met Pele, David Coulthard, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Maradona, David Beckham and Bob Geldof.
Dutch winger Arjen Robben, Craig Bellamy and Fulham boss Mark Hughes have also been snapped with club officials.