In a special Midnight Caller Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons speak to Alan Gernon (@AlanGernon), author of Retired: What Happens to Footballers When The Game’s Up.
We discuss many of the issues that come out in the book, depression, unrealistic expectations on young players, divorce, bankruptcy and how a player copes when very suddenly the game doesn’t want to know.
We also talk about what can be done to help footballers adjust to life outside the game and why it is a problem for society, not just the individuals concerned.
You can purchase a copy of Alan’s book ‘Retired: What Happens to Footballers When The Game’s Up?’ here – ‘Retired: What Happens to Footballers When The Game’s Up?’
In a free clip from the show, Alan talks about the pitfalls that recently retired footballers can encounter.
The Coach Home is our magazine show looking at teams outside of L4 and talking to their best commentators. It’s just one of a string of shows on TAW Player, our subscription podcast service that offers more than 30 shows about Liverpool FC every month. Find out more here.