A regular at West Ham between 2008 and 2010, Julien Faubert’s career overall does has been interesting to say the least.
The French wide player, capable of evolving at right-back, but also further forward if needed, even enjoyed a well documented loan spell at Real Madrid.
His last manager at the Hammers was Slaven Bilic’s predecessor, Sam Allardyce, and Faubert, speaking to Le Vestiaire on SFR Sport, looked back at his brief time under the now disgraced former England manager.
Speaking to Emmanuel Petit, William Gallas and Frank Leboeuf, the currently unattached (retired?) player said: “He’s someone who got angry very quickly, but also someone who would come in the changing rooms, pick up his beer, danced with you, laughed.
“Before games, he’d turn up in the dressing room where there was always music, he’d dance, lift his shirt up. He was a bit rock’n’roll. Tactically, he wasn’t extraordinary, but someone you’d want to break your neck for on the pitch.”
What a pretty picture Faubert paints.
Only making a handful of appearances for the Hammers under the former Sunderland manager, the now 33-year-old ended up leaving Upton Park for Turkey, where he spent half a season at Elazigspor before returning to his old club Bordeaux.
Clearly, though, no other manager left as much of an impression as Sam Allardyce, and we can’t blame him.
You’d be scarred for life if you saw him lift his shirt up.