The Manchester City midfielder put our Under-16 squad through their paces at the City Football Academy, where he ran a session alongside Lead Coach Darren Hughes and his assistant, Alan Wright.
Gundogan, who has expressed an interest in embarking on a coaching career once he retires from playing, put on a possession exercise for the youngsters as he passed on his expertise to the next generation of talent at the Club.
“It was fun,” he told mancity.com. “I enjoyed it a lot.
“The boys were very cooperative. They met me for the first time, so it’s more difficult. We have to get to know each other first, but I think it went really well.
“It was fun, I enjoyed it and I’ll definitely come back soon.”
Afterwards, Gundogan added to the experience by taking part in a two-touch competition and crossbar challenge with the squad, to complete what was no doubt a memorable occasion for our Under-16s.
You can watch the best of Ilkay’s training session in the video above.