In the mag: Mourinho at United! Secrets of 66! Van Hooijdonk vs Van Persie!
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho. The Special One finally has the job he’s always craved. The question now: will his often cited inability to compromise make or break Manchester United?
The words inscribed on the inside of his wrist watch – “I’m not afraid of the consequences of my decisions” – are a credo that has delivered success and strife in equal measure. Time to speak to those who know him and find out which it’ll be at Old Trafford in this month’s FFT.
We also take a look back over the events of the last month in France. Dimitri Payet’s exocet on the opening night, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s surprisingly energetic goal celebration, Hal Robson-Kanu’s Cruyff turn… relive the good, the bad and the ugly from four weeks of frolics at Euro 2016.
You’ve seen the clips of England’s triumph a thousand times, but there are plenty of other things about the 1966 World Cup that have been long forgotten. FFT learns the truth about the iconic tournament, passing on 66 things you didn’t know about ’66… on page 66. Naturally.
This month’s One-on-One is with Pierre van Hooijdonk, the former Nottingham Forest striker and Dutch international. He takes your questions on going on strike at Forest, not getting on with Robin van Persie and falling out with Dave Bassett… that’s one not to be missed. It gets, er, a bit ‘catty’.