Football Interviews


Soccer Interviews

Read exclusive football interviews with players, ex-players, coaches, football journalists and authors.

People under the spotlight include Gary Lineker, Gareth Southgate, Humberto Coelho, Warren Barton, Ian Porterfield, Steve Perryman, Di Law, Gert Engels, Les Mottram, Jan Roelfs, Gurinder Chadha, Frank Stapleton, Sammy McIlroy, Chris Coleman, David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Paul Lambert, Michael Campion, Mike Amman, Senol Gunes, Afshin Ghotbi, John Foot, John van Zweeden, Paddy Agnew, Alex Fynn, Ian Crook, Nicky Byrne, Guillem Balague, Ronny Mintjens and Simon Kuper.

We have in-depth interviews with film directors, broadcasters, politicians, magazine editors, journalists and soccer style gurus.

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Football Interviews

Paul Stewart

Ex-Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool and England midfielder Paul Stewart talks about his book Damaged: My Story, which details the sexual abuse he suffered as a young player at the hands of a coach.

James Richardson

Former host of the iconic show Football Italia, James Richardson reminisces about all things calcio in the nineties.

Marko Perović

Marko Perović is a truly global player and has plied his trade in Serbia, Switzerland, Iran, USA and now Hong Kong.

Matthew Lam

Canadian-born Matthew Lam discusses why Canadian players and the national team struggle for recognition.

Nikola Komazec

The peripatetic South China striker Nikola Komazec talks about life in Hong Kong, the Serbian league and the best Serbian players around.

Laura McAllister CBE

Former Wales international and ex-Sport Wales chair Laura McAllister CBE talks of her excitement about the UEFA Women's Champions League Final coming to Cardiff in June 2017.

Open Stadiums

Read an interview with Open Stadiums, a group of women in Iran protesting to be allowed into sports stadiums in the country.

Ricardo Rambo

Ricardo Rambo is the Brazilian manager of South China in Hong Kong.

Giles Moore

Giles Moore is Team GB's goalkeeper at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

George Rinaldi

George Rinaldi discusses his first book on the best 21 strikers in Serie A - Calcio's Greatest Forwards.

Jack Sealy

Jack Sealy talks about life in the Chinese Super League with Changchun Yatai Football Club and facing Lionel Messi.

Chris Birchall

Chris Birchall - talks about his career with Port Vale, Coventry and Trinidad and Tobago as well as lining up with David Beckham at Los Angeles Galaxy.

Manish Bhasin

Manish Bhasin - the BCC TV presenter and Leicester City supporter talks about his beloved club’s incredible season to date.

Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe talks about his time at Manchester United.

Abraham Garcia

Abraham Garcia current coach of Kitchee in Hong Kong and formerly academy coach at Real Madrid and Atletico in Spain.

Juan Belencoso

Juan Belencoso is among the goals for Kitchee FC in Hong Kong.

Chris Gunter

Reading and Wales defender Chris Gunter looks back on Wales' 2016 Euro Qualifying campaign as the team stand on the verge of making it to France.

David Seaman

Ex-Arsenal and England keeper, David Seaman talks about his experiences in the FA Cup, including that save against Sheffield United.

Jodey Taylor

Jodey Taylor talks about her peripatetic career in the USA, England, Sweden and Australia.

Jaimes McKee

Hong Kong international and Pegasus striker Jaimes McKee shares his experiences and views on the new Hong Kong Premier League.

Bert Patrick

Bert Patrick was the former owner of sportswear firm Admiral and creator of the first-ever official club replicas.

Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones - the original Welsh Wizard discusses Wales' chances of reaching Euro 2016.

Jonathan Spector

Versatile Birmingham City defender Jonathan Spector waits to hear if he will make Jurgen Klinsmann's USA World Cup squad.

Betty Wong

Betty Wong is coach of the Hong Kong Women's national team.

Morten Olsen

Morten Olsen, the Danish Special One, is the longest serving international manager in Europe after San Marino's Giampaolo Mazza.

Mark Sutcliiffe

Mark Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Football Association, is charged with improving Hong Kong Football with the Phoenix Project.

John van Zweden

John van Zweeden has gone from teenage fan to director of Swansea City football club.

Michael Campion

Hong Kong international footballer Michael Campion gave up a successful job in business to pursue his childhood dream of being a professional player.

Ronny Mintjens

After a time Playing in his native Belgium, Ronny Mintjens moved to Africa. His amazing story is told in his book - More Than A Game.

Nicky Byrne

Despite being released by Leeds United's academy as a teenager, former Ireland U18 international goalkeeper Nicky Byrne was able to go on to establish success and global fame in the Pop band Westlife

David Moyes

During his reign at Goodison Park, Everton boss David Moyes has continued to excel.

Casey Stoney & Ellen White Interview

England ladies captain Casey Stoney and Arsenal's Ellen White preview the upcoming FA WSL season.

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert discusses the Positives of his first year at Aston Villa.

Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman  talks about his growing enjoyment in the job of manager of Wales.

Alan Davidson

Australian full back Alan Davidson  talks about his experiences in the Nottingham Forest side under Brian Clough.

Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton - Author of the book Provided You Don't Kiss Me - a biography of manager Brian Clough.

Craig Johnstone

Ex-Middlesbrough & Liverpool star Craig Johnstone talks about the revolutionary Predator soccer boot.

Richard Lee

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee discusses depression and anxiety in professional football and how to overcome them.

Matt Le Tissier

Saints' legend Matt Le Tissier discusses football on the South Coast: Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth & Brighton.

Tim Payton

Tim Payton, spokesperson for Arsenal Fan Share, talks about the scheme that aims to give Arsenal fans the kind of influence enjoyed by supporters in Spain.

Harry Redknapp

Spurs' boss Harry Redknapp discuss the summer transfer scene and the 2010 World Cup.

Jimmer Rimmer

Former Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester United goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer talks about his illustrious career.

Bryan Robson

Thai national team boss Bryan Robson discusses his new life in South East Asia and the England national team's performance at the 2010 World Cup.

Bert Trautmann

Bert Trautmann discusses his journey from POW to Manchester City legend.

Chris Waddle

The former Newcastle, Tottenham, Marseille and Sheffield Wednesday player, Chris Waddle, discusses England ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

David Winner

Read an interview with David Winner author of that extraordinary dissection of Dutch football 'Brilliant Orange', a sensual study of the English game 'Those Feet', and the jet-setting football travelogue, 'Around the World in 90 Minutes.'

Phil Vasili

Phil Vasili, author of Walter Tull, 1888-1918: Officer, Footballer: All the Guns in France Couldn’t Wake Me tells Soccerphile of Walter Tull's struggles for acceptance both in his football and military career.

A-Z of Football Interviews

Dick Advocaat

South Korea's Dutch coach Dick Advocaat discusses Korea, kimchi and his side's chances on the eve of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Dick Advocaat while at Zenit St. Petersburg looks back to his time in Korea.

Paddy Agnew & Guillem Balague

Football journalists Paddy Agnew & Guillem Balague discuss the Spain v Italy Euro 2008 quarterfinal match.

Mike Amman

Goalkeeper Mike Ammann left the sunny shores of southern California to give his game a shot in England. What followed, were two seasons in the English First Division with Charlton Athletic in the mid 90's.

Raddy Avramovic

Radojko Avramovic the former Notts County and Coventry City goalkeeper has been the boss of Singapore's national team since 2003.

Warren Barton

Ex-Wimbledon, Newcastle United and England defender Warren Barton on England's chances at Euro 2004.

Edgardo Bauza

Edgardo Bauza: the Argentine coach gives his last interview as coach of LDU Quito.

Peter Butler

Peter Butler began coaching at Halifax and has worked across South East Asia in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha is the director of the smash hit movie Bend It Like Beckham.

Humberto Coelho

Ex-Portugal and South Korea coach Humberto Coelho talks to Soccerphile about his Korea experience.

Ian Crook

Ex-Norwich and Spurs' midfielder Ian Crook is now assistant coach with FC Sydney. He talks to Soccerphile about his hopes for the new A-League Down Under.

Dejan Damjanovic

Incheon United's Dejan Damjanovic talks about his bright start to his first season in Korea's K-League.

Gert Engels

German coach Gert Engels is one of the most experienced foreign coaches in Japan. Gert spoke to Soccerphile in 2002 and again after his sacking at Kyoto Purple Sanga in 2003.

John Foot

John Foot talks about his book Calcio - a history of the game in Italy from its 19th Century roots to the modern day via legends like Silvio Piola, Roberto Baggio and the great Torino team who perished at Superga.

Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson talks ahead of the 2008 Club World Cup in Japan.

Alex Fynn

Alex Fynn discuss the English Premiership's proposal to play games overseas - a move widely condemned by fans.

Afshin Ghotbi

Afshin Ghotbi talks about his role as an assistant coach of South Korea's national team for World Cup 2006 and again after his move to manage Persepolis in Iran.

Senol Gunes

Senol Gunes the coach of FC Seoul talks about a difficult first season in the K-League.

Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton talks about his book Provided You Don't Kiss Me - a biography of Brian Clough, the enigmatic manager and man he knew for 20 years.

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Paolo Hewitt

Paolo Hewitt is a well-known music and style journalist but he is also a big football fan and talks to Soccerphile about football and fashion.

Jang Woe-Ryeong

K-League Incheon United's innovative, young coach Jang Woe-Ryeong talks to Soccerphile about his ambitions to one day manage the national team.

Ka Sam-hyun

An interview with Ka Sam-hyun the General Secretary of the Korean Football Association and Korea's "Mr. Football".

Kim Hak-Bom

K-League Seongnam's no-nonsense coach Kim Hak-Bom talks to Soccerphile about his team's success, foreign players in Korea and his hopes to manage the Korean national side.

Simon Kuper

Football journalist Simon Kuper discuss his new book on football statistics.

Josip Kuze

Josip Kuze, the experienced Croatian coach, talked to Soccerphile hours before his dismissal by J-League club JEF United.

Alexei Lalas

Alexei Lalas talks about David Beckham and the LA Galaxy.

Di Law

Di Law is United legend Denis' daughter; she is also Manchester United's press secretary.

Gary Lineker

England legend and BBC presenter Gary Lineker previews the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan.

Hwang Sun-Hong

Hwang Sun-Hong is the latest coach to take on the challenge at K-League Busan.

Andy Lyons

Andy Lyons co-founder and editor of When Saturday Comes, widely regarded as the most intelligent football magazine in the world.

Wilf McGuinness

Wilf McGuinness talks about Munich and the Busby Babes.

Sammy McIlroy & Frank Stapleton

Sammy McIlroy & Frank Stapleton talk Arsenal and Manchester United.

Ernie Merrick

Ernie Merrick, the Melbourne Victory coach, discusses his team's chances in the ACL.

Les Mottram

World Cup referee Les Mottram talks about his life in the game and his new career in Japan.

Dennis Murray

GSEN agent Dennis Murray talks about negotiating Lee Chun-soo's move to Feyenoord.

Kiki Musampa

Kiki Musampa the globe-trotting Dutch midfielder is now with FC Seoul in the K-League and playing on his third continent.

Akira Nishino

Long-serving Gamba Osaka coach Akira Nishino talks about his team's performance after the 2008 Club World Cup. Nishino is now at Nagoya Grampus.

Holger Osieck

Urawa Reds' coach Holger Osieck enjoys 2007 Asian Champions League success.

Ivica Osim

Japan's national team coach Ivica Osim meets the Press ahead of the 2007 Asian Cup.

Steve Perryman

Ex-Spurs and England midfielder Steve Perryman talks about his time managing in Japan's J. League.

Gus Poyet

Ex-Chelsea midfielder and now Sunderland boss Gus Poyet discusses his time in football.

Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou the new Brisbane Roar coach is hitting back at his critics.

Jim Riordan

British Communist in Moscow Jim Riordan was the only Englishman to play for a Soviet football team.

Denise Robertson

Denise Robertson - TV's agony Aunt tells of her love for Sunderland FC.

Ian Porterfield

Sunderland legend Ian Porterfield talks about his new life as coach of the K. League's Busan I'cons.

Gareth Southgate

Middlesborough and England defender Gareth Southgate talks about missed penalties and World Cup 2002.

Jan Roelfs

Along with Guus Hiddink and Pim Verbeek, Jan Roelfs was part of the three-man Orange revolution that took South Korea to a 4th-place finish at World Cup 2002.

Pim Verbeek

Pim Verbeek talks about his appointment for a second spell as South Korea's assistant coach for World Cup 2006 and his subsequent appointment as head coach after the tournament.

Robert Verbeek

Robert Verbeek discusses life in the J-League with Omiya Ardija and his relationship with older brother Pim.

Sef Vergoosen

Sef Vergoosen talks about his plans for J-League under-achievers Nagoya Grampus.

Aurelio Vidmar

Aurelio Vidmar talks about his appointment as interim coach of A-League Adelaide United.

Ramon Vega

Ex-Spurs' Swiss international defender Ramon Vega on England's clash with Switzerland at Euro 2004.

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