Where are they now? Arsenal’s 1999 double-winning back four

Posted by - November 6, 2008 - Arsenal, Lists

Encouraged by Tony Adams’ pursuit of former team-mate Martin Keown, we catch up with the locations of four man who are highly sought-after for their defensive prowess.

Lee Dixon
Now showing up the tactical knowledge of most of the other pundits on the BBC’s football coverage. He also has a host of other business interests, including the Riverside Brasserie in Berkshire. Not shown an interest in coaching yet, but might feel the weight of peer pressure from his former defensive counterparts.

Nigel Winterburn
Recently joined Blackburn Rovers as defensive coach following Paul Ince’s appointment as manager. He too had been enjoying a fledgling career as a pundit before the Rovers job came up.

Tony Adams
Having a second go at management after a successful stint as Harry Redknapp’s assistant at Portsmouth. Thrust into management with a job at Wycombe after completing a sports science degree, he later skulked off to Holland to get experience with Dutch youth sides before joining Pompey.

Martin Keown
Equally astute and slightly more eloquent than Dixon in his current guise as a BBC pundit. Wanted by Adams for his Portsmouth backroom staff, but understood to be quite content on the Football Focus sofa for the time being. Arsene Wenger was apparently interested in bringing him back to Arsenal as a defensive coach.