The big interview: Bixente Lizarazu - "Alex Ferguson wanted to sign me... but it stopped very quickly"

Bixente Lizarazu

Bixente Lizarazu has just only arrived at FourFourTwo HQ, but already he is causing mayhem. First, he frantically rips up some magazines, then puts us in a disconcertingly sturdy headlock.

Normally, this would be a sign that the interview’s gone badly wrong – but with Lizarazu it’s different.

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Chris Flanagan FFT
Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from 20 countries, in places as varied as Jerusalem and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering Euro 2020 and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.