Michael Calvin's Football People
Mikel Arteta - Rebuilding Arsenal in His Own Image
Mikel Arteta gives Michael Calvin a unique insight into his managerial style and philosophy in the latest Football People podcast. The Arsenal boss is praised by John Cross and Seb Stafford Bloor, who also dwell on Manchester City's potential dominance, and Liverpool's struggle to sustain their challenge.
Liam Manning - Education of a Coach
Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Tony Hodson to discuss the North London derby, Manchester City's dominance, and the coaching styles of Mikel Arteta, Antonio Conte, Roberto di Zerbi and Graham Potter. One of the game's brightest young managers, Liam Manning of MK Dons, is Mike's guest on the latest edition of the Football People podcast.
Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management
Mike Calvin, Lucy Ward and David Preece dwell on the pressure of management in the latest edition of the Football People podcast. They respond to an in-depth conversation with Joey Barton, which touches on the strains of living away from home in a notoriously insecure profession.
Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again
Michael Calvin gets a dispiriting glimpse into football's future from Professor Simon Chadwick, his latest guest on the Football People podcast. In addition to reviewing the Champions League, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the growing influence of Gulf states and the business principles of US investors on the global game.
Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men
Michael Calvin is joined by John Cross and Anne Marie Batson to discuss the fallout from the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and Chelsea's move to replace him with Graham Potter. Michael finds an instructive contrast in the approach of Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt, his special guest on the latest edition of the Football People podcast.
Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit
Michael Calvin is joined by Stuart Webber, Norwich's Sporting Director, who is preparing to climb Mount Everest. He talks about the "blessing and the curse" of being a yo-yo club, and his vision for the future of the game in general. Paul Hayward and Richard Amofa discuss the influence of Sporting Directors, and also analyse the winners and losers in the summer transfer window.
Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent
Michael Calvin is joined by Alan Redmond, Global Head of Football for Roc Nation, to discuss the transfer market, and the global search for the best young footballers. Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield also appear in the latest Football People podcast, casting their expert eyes on potential winners and losers in the last week of the summer window.
Graham Potter - Money isn't everything
Michael Calvin is joined by Graham Potter for a fascinating, far-reaching interview in the latest episode of the Football People Podcast. David Preece and Tony Hodson discuss his impact at Brighton, and the work of a range of coaches, from Antonio Conte to Eddie Howe and Erik Ten Hag.
Sean Dyche - Never Stop Learning
Michael Calvin, Lucy Ward and Seb Stafford-Bloor regard Manchester United as an object lesson in how not to run a football club, and contrast their approach with the clarity and innovation of Brighton and Brentford. The feature interview in this, the second episode of Michael Calvin's Football People, involves Sean Dyche talking about making the most of unemployment.