Former Senegal World Cup star, El Hadji Diouf, has revealed that Nigeria star Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha told his fellow Bolton players to play as they like and not to the instructions of the manager.
Both El Hadji Diouf and Okocha featured for Bolton as they held their own in the English Premier League for several seasons. “Big Sam (Allardyce, Bolton manager) gave us orders, but Jay-Jay told us ‘play as you want to’,” the controversial Senegal star said in an interview.
“We played the most beautiful football in England and finished sixth two years running.
“I loved playing with great players like Jay-Jay Okocha, Fernando Hierro, Vincent Candela, Nicholas Anelka.” El Hadji Diouf is rounding off his colourful career in Malaysia.