NCE Soccer founder John Curtis has given a fascinating insight to the Portsmouth News.

He considers his own personal highs and lows as a professional footballer in England and evaluates his own performance against the hype of being ‘England’s next big thing.’

Curtis spoke frankly with journalist Neil Allen about his career and his thoughts on having it too easy early on by joining Manchester United and training with the best in the business.

NCE Soccer’s Technical Director reflects on the pathway that ultimately saw him make his last Premiership appearance whilst with Portsmouth and discusses his time in the Championship.

Far from failing to hit the standards others expected of him, coach Curtis looks back wistfully on his career and the pathway led him to Connecticut and NCE Soccer.

Regrets? He maybe has a few but then Curtis, did it his way and young soccer players in the USA are now reaping the rewards of those career choices.

Read the full interview – via this link