Yes, yes and yes. He was an a-hole of the first order.
And now he’s the freshest, clearest, most sensible and yes, the best voice on the game in the media.
Read this. Excerpt here.
“My chances of making it as a pro footballer at the age of 18 in 2013 would be a lot less than 20 years ago. A talented 18-year-old today has to hope he’s at the right club with the right manager who believes in young players. But it’s become so short-term. The average manager has no time to think about the youth team – let alone create a structure and philosophy at the club. It’s a vicious circle and one that disappoints me about the modern game. I’m a traditionalist and think people should be given time.”