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17-Year-Old Man Lands Dream Job Of Getting Paid To Watch Football All Day

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17-Year-Old Man Lands Dream Job Of Getting Paid To Watch Football All Day

A fan is living the absolute dream after landing a gig where he is paid to watch football for a club.

Ashwin Raman, from Bangalore, India, has been working from a remote position as a scout and analyst for Scottish side Dundee United.

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The 17-year-old has been working with Dundee United since 2019 and watched the club climb promotion.

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Speaking to BBC, Raman said: "I'm still pinching myself. And I still can't quite believe it."

Raman revealed that he spent his time reading football books and became "hooked."

And he said that Dundee United's chief scout, Stevie Grieve, reached out to him over Twitter to discuss an opportunity at the Scottish Premiership side.

"On my 13th birthday I started a blog and wrote what were some horrible pieces looking back," Raman explained.

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"Stevie Grieve, the chief scout at Dundee United popped into my DMs and asked if I wanted a role at the club."

Credit: PA
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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Raman's role has him spending his time scouting new players for Dundee United to sign and he will "spend hours watching him and report back if he's worth it."

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The Dundee United scout and analyst said: "Here I am getting paid to work for a football club and having an impact.

"I get told what type of player we want, go through the database and see who performs well for the profile of player we want.

"And if we have a shot at signing him, I'll spend hours watching him and report back if he's worth it."

Raman lives and breathes football and spends plenty of time consuming content for his role.

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While there is a substantial time difference between India and the UK, Raman is still a student and does have a flexible schedule with Dundee United.

"I have exams right now so I haven't been doing much work," he admitted.

Raman added: "The absolute dream would be to reach the highest level possible.

"But I'm going to enjoy what I'm doing now and see where it takes me."

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Featured Image Credit: Ashwin Raman/PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Scottish Premiership

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