IN the latest episode of The Big Interview, we bring you a seasoned Premier League footballer; a champion; a man brought up in Belfast but who came of age after moving to Manchester, winning trophies at home and abroad.
He made his international debut before he had even kicked a ball competitively in England – in a victory over Spain no less – and most recently represented Northern Ireland in the European Championships.
This is The Big Interview with Jonny Evans, and I was speaking to him towards the end of what has been a fantastic season for West Brom, the latest chapter in his success story as a celebrated defender in the Premier League.
In Part One, Jonny describes the events that have led him here – from growing up in Northern Ireland pretending to be Paolo Maldini to trying to make a name for himself as a young player at Manchester United.
He also talks about winning the Championship at Sunderland under Roy Keane and how the Irishman showed that he was still a winner when his team were back in the top flight.
Jonny Evans: a top man and a top Big Interview.