John Arne Riise dropped by a couple of weeks ago.  He chatted about his career, how he planned to fill his free time in Malta and about what he could bring to Maltese football.  His tenure as Birkirkara Football Club’s Sporting Director was short lived as three days after our chat his resignation was announced.

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Very endearing – his kids are with him always, tattooed over his arms

John mentioned that his stay at Birkirkara was a ‘stepping stone’ and his target is to become manager at a big club.

 

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A likeable man - complex and thoughtful.  All the very best for many good things in his career and for the birth of his new baby in the summer, something he is very much looking forward to.  Here is a clip with is interview.  Music by Ramona Zammit Formosa [pianist] and Ruth Sammut Casingena [soprano]

 

And the fans ! waited to meet him and get his autograph.  He was extremely polite and patient, posing for endless photos which they will no doubt treasure for many years.

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