Where is Steve Nicol now?
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol finally retired from playing in 2001 after three seasons playing in the United States with the Boston Bulldogs.
In a career which spanned 22 years, he made over 600 appearances, winning four First Division titles, three FA Cups and the European Cup during his time at Anfield.
He also represented the Scotland national side on 27 occasions and played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals.
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During his time in the US with the Bulldogs, Nicol worked in a player-coach role until 2002 before joining MLS side New England Revolution.
Intially joining the club on an interim basis, he was appointed as permanent head coach after 21 games and guided his side to six successive MLS Eastern Conference Championship matches from 2002 through 2007, winning four of them to advance to the MLS Cup four times in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Nicol also led the team to its first ever cup championship, the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, as well as the SuperLiga 2008 crown but left the Revolution by mutual consent in 2012 after 10 successful years at the club.
He is now a regular face on ESPN’s football coverage in the United States as well as a regular contributor with talkSPORT in the UK and released his autobiography in 2016 5 League Titles and a Packet of Crispswhich includes numerous anecdotes from his time spent within the succesful Liverpool side of the 1980’s.
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#One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)
Steve Nicol was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in September 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Bruce Grobbelaar – a great goalkeeper, people seem to unfairly remember him for the times he dropped the ball but for everyone he dropped he caught 1,000.
RB – Phil Neal – Mr Professional who never gave the ball away. For someone who wasn’t blessed with much pace it was very rare for someone to get round him.
LB – Steve Nicol –if I’m picking a dream team then I’m going to be in it.
CB – Alan Hansen – a fantastic player with the ball at his feet who was also the guy you went to on and off of the pitch.
CB – Mark Lawrensen – he formed a great partnership with Alan Hansen and was always the one who put in a last-ditch tackle. They really had a great partnership
RM – Ray Houghton – there weren’t many better passers of a ball going forward than Ray. He was what you’d term a ‘football player’.
CM – Graeme Souness – the best leader of men I have played under. If you were going into a fight you’d want him to be by your side. A fantastic footballer and a real captain.
CM – Jan Molby – no one had a better range of passing than Jan, so accurate. He also got his foot in and scored goals.
LM – John Barnes – an absolute joy to watch when he had the ball at his feet. A lovely guy on and off the field. I can’t say enough good things about him.
ST – Kenny Dalglish & Ian Rush – their telepathy was incredible. Fantastic people and great players. Ask any defenders who played against them and they’ll tell you who was the best.
Steve Nicol: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Liverpool, Sheffield Wednesday|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com