AWARD winning amateur football legend Larry Barilli insists he might be ready for one last season at the age of 87. 

One of Scotland's longest-serving coaches, the Greenock pensioner has taken a step back since the pandemic.

But after 66 years years running amateur sides in Inverclyde, he says he still has something to offer.

Larry, from Cumberland Road, said: "I haven't been able to get a team together since Covid, it is hard.

"But I would be happy to step in to help a team that is maybe struggling.

"I have lots of experience."

The amateur coach has been recognised for his commitment to the game with a national award from the SFA presented by Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

Up until the Covid outbreak Larry was still working a couple of days a week as a taxi driver.

Recently his six sons organised a birthday party for him in the Regent Club to celebrate his birthday.

Larry, whose partner is in a care home, said: "It was a lovely night and it cheered me up. I have a great family."

Mr Barilli would like to thank his family, the Regent Club, his friends Robert and Carol Wilson for arranging the gathering.