I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I’ve always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people’s salaries.
In England it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but all in all I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and in the short term it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body which becomes more susceptible to injury.
Football management is such a pressurised thing – horseracing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job.
If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.