RON­NIE ROSEN­THAL IN BRIEF

The Jewish Chronicle - - INTERVIEW -

Born: Haifa, 1963

Mar­ried to: Nancy, who con­verted to Ju­daism in her na­tive Bel­gium. They have two sons, Dean, 14, and Tom, 10. Dean re­cently had his bar­mitz­vah in Is­rael Hob­bies: Chess, play­ing foot­ball with his sons Play­ing Ca­reer: Ap­peared in the same Mac­cabi Haifa team as his brother, Lior, who also rep­re­sented Is­rael. Won two Is­raeli league ti­tles. Played for Club Brugge with whom he won the Bel­gian league; Stan­dard Liège; Lu­ton Town (on loan); Liver­pool, with whom he won the League ti­tle, FA Cup and Char­ity Shield; Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur; and Wat­ford. Played 60 times for Is­rael, scored 11 goals Present oc­cu­pa­tion: Foot­ball con­sul­tant based in Lon­don. In­stru- men­tal in a num­ber of trans­fers, in­clud­ing that of Dim­i­tar Ber­ba­tov from Bayer Lev­erkusen to Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Jewish iden­tity: “I am not re­li­gious but try to keep some tra­di­tions. I try to ed­u­cate my kids but will never im­pose my be­liefs on them. It was im­por­tant to me that my wife con­verted. We travel a lot to Is­rael. I’m al­ways bal­anced and have no ex­treme views”

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