Photography by Paul Cooper

Alan Stubbs

Player, Celtic, 1996-2001

“That fear of losing seemed to have drained all their energy out of them before they’d even kicked the ball on the pitch”

Former Celtic captain and Everton defender Alan Stubbs experienced 24 Old Firm encounters as a player. He talks exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice about his memories of the very first, and reflects on how fixtures against Rangers came to be those he most relished. He also discusses how the intense nature of the Old Firm rivalry had a negative influence on some players, and how that can be managed by coaches in the build-up to a big game.

Alan Stubbs


Alan Stubbs

Former Celtic and Everton defender Alan Stubbs exclusively revisits inspiring Hibernian to their historic Scottish Cup victory, over Rangers
Brendan Rodgers

It becomes a moral issue

Brendan Rodgers discusses the challenge involved in keeping a club’s best players, which he encountered at both Liverpool and Celtic

David Moyes

Everton’s improvement under David Moyes led to his appointments at Manchester United and West Ham. He discusses their evolution in his Masterclass