Rangers’ Ianis Hagi next in line for bumpy ride in football’s junior league | Simon Burnton

09 February 2020 08:00
As the sons of Pelé and Diego Maradona found out, it can be fraught filling a father’s lofty bootsMy father was a lawyer and, in my childhood imagination and so far as I can ascertain also in fact, quite a good one. From time to time, as I blundered towards adulthood with no obvious idea what to do when I got there, he would encourage me towards the law, a vocation he always found intellectually stimulating and also, serendipitously, financially rewarding. In this endeavour, alas, he had no success. Why, I reasoned, would I voluntarily enter a profession in which I would be doomed to be forever compared unfavourably with an overachieving parent? With this same logic in mind, I have meticulously avoided closing off journalism as a potential career path for my own children. Related: Pep Guardiola keen for Lionel Messi to finish career at Barcelona Related: Six of the Best: when George ran riot for Manchester United 50 years ago Continue readingreadfullarticle

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