Taking Le Tiss: Matt Le Tissier

By Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier starred for Southampton for 15 years and rightly went down as a legend at the south coast club. Le Tissier's talent was unquestioned and it is perhaps something of a mystery that he failed to win more than eight senior England caps. Less of a mystery is that the mercurial midfielder chose to remain with Southampton rather than move to a 'bigger' club: Le Tissier simply loved the Saints.

This autobiography gets to the heart of the man, his motivations, his time with Southampton as they battled year by year to stay in the Premier League. There are so many questions to learn the answers to. Why did Le Tissier stay at Southampton? Which big clubs moved for him? How did he produce such moments of magic? How did he feel about winning so few England caps? Le Tissier's career makes an excellent book in stark contrast to the 'hollywood' offerings of current footballers. There have already been revelations reported from this book, including Le Tissier's part in a spread betting scandal. All in all well worth a read.