Where is Matt Le Tissier now?
After spending his entire career at Southampton, Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier finally called time on his playing career in 2002.
Since retiring he has entered the media world and now appears each week on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday as a well respected pundit.
A keen golfer playing off a handicap of 8, Le Tissier caddied for his professional golfer friend Richard Bland in the 2002 Scottish Open.
In 2011, Le Tissier became honoury president of Guernsey FC but stepped down from the role in 2014 due to his work commitments.
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In April 2013 Le Tissier briefly came out of retirement to play for Guernsey in order to help them out after an end of season fixture pile up.
In the same year Le Tissier was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
Matthew Le Tissier also has a football academy which coaches local children a “Play with freedom” philosophy www.mltnaturalcoaching.com. He also occasionally works the after dinner speaking circuit.
In 2015 Matt Le Tissier was awarded the inaugural “One Man Club” award from Spanish La Liga side Athletic Bilbao which honours players who have spent their entire careers with one team.
Le Tissier was also a contestant on the ITV sports show ‘Eternal Glory’ where he finished in the top three.
On transfer deadline day in August 2016, Le Tissier announced that he had launched a new football agency with former Southampton team mate Francis Benali.
Called 73 Management, their agency works not only with players but their families as well and represents players for the good of their careers rather than to look for easy-money deals.
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Matthew Le Tissier’s #One2Eleven
Matt Le Tissier was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Tim Flowers – my old mate – what a superb goalkeeper. Such a character and always had great banter. I played with Shilton, Grobbelaar and Beasant, but for me the best was Flowers.
RB – Jeff Kenna – I only played with three right backs during the whole of my career. He was brilliant going forward.
LB – Dereck Statham – firstly apologies to Francis Benali but I’ve never seen a more calm defender. He had a brilliant football brain and was a superb passer of the ball.
CB – Dean Richards – when we got him from Wolves people questioned his fitness and the fact that he had dodgy knees but he always got through a game and was phenomenally consistent.
CB – Mark Wright – he didn’t look like a defender as he was stick-thin but he read the game brilliantly well.
RW – Danny Wallace – had electic pace and could go past people at the drop of a hat.
CM – Jimmy Case – a brilliant leader who you’d always want in your team. He used to get on my case but he was just doing it to try to make me better.
CM – Ronnie Ekelund – a lot of people won’t remember Ronnie but he was the most talented player I played with at Southampton. We were on the same wavelength and we got on brilliantly well.
LW – Rodney Wallace – one of the most underrated players I have ever played with who should have been knocking on the England team door. He was so quick and made a lot of my passes look very good.
Striker – Alan Shearer – a phenomenal footballer who scored a hat-trick for us on his debut against an Arsenal team with Tony Adams at the back. He didn’t score a load of goals for us but just got better and better when he left for Blackburn.
Striker – Marion Pahars – the Latvian Michael Owen. No one knew anything about him when he turned up but boy could he play. He would turn defenders so quickly.
Matt Le Tissier: Premier League Statistics
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