Tag Archives: Interviews
Arsene Wenger interview

To celebrate 20 years of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal read his brilliant, revealing interview with L’Equipe Sport & Style

Arsene Wenger: 20 years. In a modern era of football in which 20 weeks in management has become a genuine achievement, to witness a manager hitting 20 years at the same club in the top flight is extraordinary. Even more so in the crazy wild west world that is the Premier League, where the booby […]

EFL Trophy

EFL Trophy: Change difficult but fans shouldn’t boycott – Alan Curbishley

Alan Curbishley believes the academy system in England is in need of a complete revamp, and that the new format for the EFL Trophy is therefore worth experimenting with and should not face boycotts. The newly-revamped EFL Trophy kicks off today to much controversy, with supporters around the country planning to boycott games in protest […]

Sam Barratt

Gems of Non-League #1: Sam Barratt – Meet the Maidenhead starlet chased by Bristol Rovers and Oxford

Gems of the Lower Leagues is our (semi-)regular feature on Just Football looking at some of the best upcoming players in the lower leagues for you to keep an eye on. We featured Charlie Austin before he made it in the Premier League, Robbie Brady, Jack Cork and many others who eventually made the step […]

Alan Curbishley

The Interview – Alan Curbishley: “The British manager is being squeezed out of English football.”

It is now approaching eight years since Alan Curbishley last strolled out onto the touchline as manager of a football club. For those who remember him, sat there in dugouts at The Valley, Upton Park and around the country for 17 years, this seems almost incredible, so ingrained is the Forest Gate-born 58-year-old in the […]

Jose Fonte Portugal

“Greedy” Euro 2016 finalists Portugal a nation that lives for football – Jose Fonte

Euro 2016 finalists Portugal are reaping the rewards of being a nation that lives and breathes football, according to Jose Fonte. The Southampton and Portugal international centre-back cited the Portuguese love for football as a key reason why the nation continues to produce top players and managers, praising national team coach Fernando Santos for the […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Undecima

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘the best player in the world’ – Jose Fonte

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world today and deserves all the accolades that come his way, according to Southampton defender Jose Fonte. Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in the 2016 Champions League final on Saturday, securing Real Madrid‘s 11th Champions League trophy after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid in a close-fought final […]

Jose Fonte

Nothing wrong with Chelsea loan system – Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand

Southampton and England international defender Ryan Bertrand has leapt to the defence of Chelsea’s loan system, saying the club is in a great position to develop the next generation of young talent. Bertrand, 26, came through the youth system at Chelsea after joining the club’s academy in 2005. The left-back spent 10 years at Stamford Bridge […]

Danny Cowley and Braintree Town

Meet Danny Cowley: The PE teacher and non-league Ranieri doing a Leicester City at Braintree Town

If you think Claudio Ranieri has had it hard this season, overcoming enormous odds to guide a lowly band of unfancied, supposed no-hopers to the top of their division, then spare a thought for Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley. You’d think having to mastermind a way to challenge and beat clubs with significantly larger fanbases […]

Jose Fonte

Revealed: Jose Fonte “spoke to Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about Southampton return”

Southampton captain Jose Fonte has confirmed to Just Football that he has spoken to Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about a potential return to the club. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal in recent weeks, with various reports suggesting Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for the 22-year-old wide man this summer. […]