Photography by Tom Oldham

Jean Tigana

Fulham, 2000-2003

“You can see that Zidane is really comfortable in his role. He has a natural authority.”

Jean Tigana, a title-winner in France as both player and coach, reveals the modern coaches he most admires – and contrasts the serenity of Zinedine Zidane with the confrontational style of Jose Mourinho.

Jean Tigana

Jean Tigana


Jean Tigana on his Fulham adventure, bringing a European approach to the English game
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