Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies of the London Daily Telegraph is one of Britain’s most prominent soccer writers. He regularly covers Premier League powers Arsenal and Chelsea in the Champions League, and he covers the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies has covered eight World Cups and is a former chairman of the Football Writers’ Association in England.

For Christopher Davies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mourinho's legacy threatened by his own volatility

| Dec 18, 2015

Mourinho's legacy threatened by his own volatility

So where does the manager formerly known as the Special One go from here? Twice sacked by Chelsea, Jose Mourinho also left Inter Milan and Real Madrid under a cloud. A brilliant and successful coach, Mourinho is running out of options for his next job. Assuming ...

Clock ticking on van Gaal's time with Man United

| Dec 11, 2015

Clock ticking on van Gaal's time with Man United

Make no mistake, the Manchester United faithful have lost hope and patience with Louis van Gaal. Once a manager has no credibility with the vast majority of supporters it is a near impossible task to turn things around. The 3-2 defeat by Wolfsburg, which saw a ...

| Nov 27, 2015

Leicester, Man Utd are improbable top-of-table foes

Top of the league in Spain: Barcelona. In Germany: Bayern Munich. In France: PSG. In England: Leicester City. An unlikely foursome. On Saturday, Leicester plays Manchester United in the most remarkable top-of-the-table clash in Premier League history. This time last season after 13 matches Leicester ...

Too early to forecast greatness for young gun Alli

| Nov 20, 2015

Too early to forecast greatness for young gun Alli

Young players tend not to make significant impressions at international finals. There are exceptions, of course, notably Pele (1958 World Cup), Frank Beckenbauer (1966 World Cup) and Michael Owen (1998 World Cup), but generally football's top table is for the tried and trusted. Before Tuesday's ...

Leicester City continues to confound experts with play

| Nov 6, 2015

Leicester City continues to confound experts with play

We were all wrong. Every single one of the so-called experts who are lucky enough to earn a living from giving opinions about football called it badly. Leicester City, we said, would be relegated. At best, narrowly escape the drop. Why? Because it had narrowly escaped going down ...

Mourinho's antics damaging once-revered reputation

| Oct 30, 2015

Mourinho's antics damaging once-revered reputation

The self-styled Special One goes head-to-head with the Sensible One on Saturday. Jose Mourinho and JürgenKlopp, Chelsea vs. Liverpool, yet the build-up to the first meeting in English football between the Portuguese and the German has been dominated by Mourinho's continued (and showing no signs ...