LISTEN: Richard Gough On Playing Against Ancelotti And Proving A Point At Everton

Richard Gough is a well-travelled man.

Born in Sweden to a Scottish father and Swedish mother, he was brought up in South Africa and then spent the best part of two decades plying his trade as a footballer in the UK.

Since retiring in 2001 following a two-year stint with Everton, Gough has resided in the USA, where he also had two brief spells as a player.

To get Gough's thoughts on his time with Everton, manager Carlo Ancelotti and keeping an eye on the Blues from afar, Kourosh Toumadje of the Club's San Diego Toffees Supporters' Club caught up with the former defender.

Listen to the audio below or via the Everton in the USA Twitter page to hear Gough discuss his admiration for Ancelotti and playing against him for Dundee United in 1984, why he considers joining Everton over West Ham United "one of the best decisions I ever made", and explain why he felt he could never afford to have an off-game during his time with the Blues.

Gough, who turned out 61 times for Scotland and won 10 Scottish league titles during his career, also talks about experienced duo Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines and why their know-how is such an important asset to the Toffees' dressing room.

Gough will return to next week for a Scottish Blues podcast with David Weir and Gary Naismith.