Former Crawley Town manager Gabriele Cioffi first came to the UK game as a member of Gianfranco Zola’s coaching staff at Birmingham City. The Italian spent much of his playing career as a defender in the lower divisions in Italy.
After joining Liverpool in 1992, goalkeeper David James asked the first-team coach Ronnie Moran where the goalkeeper coach was, and Moran replied, “Goalkeeping coach? Ray Clemence never had a goalkeeping coach!”
Football has seen a huge change over the last decade or so with more top-level sides adopting a possession-based style of play. But has the FA’s change of approach improved youth football at the grassroots level?
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