Jill Ellis: The shy girl from England who became US Soccer’s record-breaking head coach
Lyon, France( CNN) A few hours before Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, John Ellis will sit himself at his part and play “You’ll Never Walk Alone, ” Liverpool Football Club’s stirring anthem. A Royal Marine commando who became a football coach, the 80 -year-old is no vocalist, but nevertheless he will warmly sing the words and glance at a made picture of his daughter, Jill. It is a ritual the Englishman goes through every time the United Country frisks.
The video John Ellis has above his part is one taken during a exultant epoch for the family and its chosen country, when Jill leader the United Country to World Cup victory in 2015. There may be another photo to be employed above the instrument Jill bought her father some years ago when he decided to learn to play because the USWNT head coach is a match away from retaining the entitlement
and spawning record.
“That song says it all, ” he tells CNN Sport
over the phone from his Florida retirement home.
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