WHO ARE YA? Nigel Payne, Creative Manager, Everton Football Club


1) Who are ya?

Nigel Payne, 37, Manchester

2) Who do you support?

I’m a neutral.

3) What was your first game?

Everton v Liverpool (3-0 Everton)

4) What do you do for a job?

Creative Manager, Everton Football Club. I’m responsible for the creative output of the Club.

5) Have you played/worked for any football clubs?

Only EFC.

6) How did you get into it?

I was recommended to the Club from Uni as sole in-house designer 8 years ago.

7) What do you get out of it?

The opportunity to work on projects for a large brand.

8) What advice would you give someone wanting to follow in your stud marks/footsteps?

You have to become strong and single-minded very quickly. Don’t give up and always be prepared to fight for what you want to do if you think that your decisions are right.

9) If you could do it all again what would you change?

Work somewhere closer to home!!

10) Who’s your footballing hero?

To be honest, I really don’t have one.