FA's Gazza aid offer.
Brian Barwick, chief executive of the Football Association, is thought to have contacted the Dunston-born former England star with an offer of help to obtain his coaching qualifications. The plan is for the troubled star to work with children.
Gazza, 38, was sacked as manager of Conference side Kettering this week amid claims he had been drinking while in charge. While the FA have not offered Gazza a job, they are keen to help guide him towards coaching.