On a working visit to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium for Premier League Matchday 25 game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, Vandrezzer FC Coach Rafael Everton did not only witness the game but had the privilege of meeting with Legendary Goalkeeper Pat Jennings.
The 74 year old former Irish Goalkeeper who spent his entire 23-year senior career in England playing for Watford, Everton, Arsenal and Spurs is still associated with Spurs as Goalkeeper Coach for the Club’s Academy, as well as playing host to Corporate Hospitality fans in the Pat Jennings Lounge at Spurs stadium, where Rafael Everton watched the Spurs – City game.
The two gentlemen had a lot to share with the experienced Jennings dishing out pep talks, ideas and advice to the Brazilian Tactician.
Everton in turn was grateful for the opportunity to be briefly tutored by Spurs Legend expressing gratitude in return.
Speaking to Vandrezzer FC media from London yesterday, Everton described the experience of chatting extensively with Jennings as “life changing and very timely, as we continue to build a formidable team back in Nigeria”.
Jennings who spent a greater part of his senior career (13 years) with Spurs, became the first player in English football to make 1,000 senior appearances on February 26,1983.
His exploits during his playing days also stretch to international duty for his country where he played 119 games for Northern Ireland as a goalkeeper, a figure which at the time was a world record and is still a Northern Ireland record.
Jose Mourinho tutored Spurs side defeated Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 2-0 and are now fifth on the Premier League table with 37 points.
Everton, though disappointed that his mentor Pep lost, described the game as “compact, entertaining, and a good advertisement for En