Rory Smith writes for The New York Times where he is the chief soccer correspondent. Prior to his move there, Rory wrote for the Times, the Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, reporting on the fortunes of Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City, Manchester United and the myriad of other teams in the North West who make up England’s football heartland. He worked with Rafa Benitez on his 2012 book Champions League Dreams (Headline) and also with Chris Anderson and David Sally on their bestselling The Numbers Game for Penguin. Rory’s latest title, Mister: The Men who Gave the World the Game (Simon & Schuster), was published in May 2016 and was subsequently shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Rory is currently working on a new book that will be published by HarperCollins in 2022.