Tim Rich

Born in Essex, where the football was provided by Southend United, Tim has spent more than twenty years covering some of the biggest clubs in the country as well as five World Cups.

After a spell in the North East as the Sunderland Echo’s cricket correspondent and chief sports writer at the Newcastle Journal, he joined The Independent as the paper’s northern football correspondent before moving to The Daily Telegraph in 2005.

Now a freelance for the ‘i’ Paper and the Daily Mail, Tim has written two books; Caught Beneath the Landslide, the story of Manchester City’s decline and fall in the 1990s and an acclaimed biography of Marcelo Bielsa, The Quality of Madness. He has ghost-written autobiographies with Ron Atkinson, Andrei Kanchelskis and Brian Horton.