|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Coach||Leicester City [Attacking Coach]|
|Club as Player||Leicester City|
2015 12 11 Retrieve
[Kevin Phillips about introducing Leicester star Riyad Mahrez to the ways of English football] It was cruel to be kind. If we’d have kept giving him foul after foul that’s what he would have expected at the weekend. We wanted to see a reaction. To begin he was a bit sulky, but as time went on he learnt to deal with it. He grew to know when to pass or when to take someone on
When I went into coaching the amount of times I had to tell him to go home or leave the ball alone, because he’s a kid who just loves football. It is refreshing to see
[Mahrez’s English was scarce at first, but player liaison officer Jon Saunders helped him settle and find an apartment, while Anthony Knockaert, Leicester’s other French player, offer friendship] You have to give credit to Anthony Knockaert because Riyad was there to take his place. He helped him off the pitch, they did everything together. I think they still remain good friends
2020 03 17 Retrieve
[former Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips says Liverpool want world’s best & Grealish fits system] Liverpool are at a point where they can splash out on the world’s best. Those world’s best players want to come and play for Liverpool and Klopp. He plays a certain style and he will not buy someone unless it fits his system. The obvious one is Jack Grealish. If Villa go down I am certain he will move on
Could he play for Liverpool? He is the only one out of the bottom three or four teams that could fit in that team. They will certainly be targeting players from top abroad teams and around the world
2020 03 30 Retrieve
[Former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips has predicted that Pablo Zabaleta will leave the London Stadium when his contract expires in June] I think this is his last season in the Premier League. He has been an unbelievable servant for Manchester City and has done a great job down at West Ham with his experience. Zabaleta will be allowed to move on and he will probably end up in China, finish his career out there on unbelievable money. He will not be a West Ham player next year. The player strikes me as having great attitude and he looks like he loves playing football. He will not be guaranteed a game next year so he will want to go somewhere where he can play week in, week out.
2020 06 13 Retrieve
[Kevin Phillips says Jack Grealish would like to be one of those Steven Gerrards and spend his entire career at Aston Villa] I am not sure about this because Jack Grealish loves Villa so much so it really would not surprise me if he wants to stay with his boyhood club in the Premier League. I can see him being one of those Steven Gerrards. On the other hand, Manchester United look like they are really going to have a go and sign some players to get them back to where they once were. It is difficult. If I am Jack Grealish and I had the chance to go to Manchester United, I would go. Simple as that. No matter what league I am in. But he is such a diehard Villa supporter, a local lad so I could see him staying. However, if they do go down I do not think he will be left with a choice. Manchester United is like Real Madrid or Barcelona for me, you go.