Reece and Lauren James’ dad Nigel takes shock national team job following Chelsea stars’ incredible success

REECE and Lauren James are English football’s most famous brother and sister.

The pair have been hugely influenced by dad Nigel, who has his own elite coaching business and is about to work as an advisor for the Grenada national team.

Nigel James will start working wit the Grenada national team


Nigel James will start working wit the Grenada national team
He is the father of Lauren and Reece James


He is the father of Lauren and Reece JamesCredit: Instagram
The two footballers both play for Chelsea


The two footballers both play for ChelseaCredit: Alamy

He will travel to the Caribbean island for a week each month to help the country at all levels, from youth up to seniors.

Grenada’s team are currently ranked 174th in the Fifa world rankings ahead of Nepal and Montserrat.

The team is just below the likes of Caribbean country St Vincent and the Grenadines and Europe’s Malta.

Nigel passed on his footballing knowledge to Reece and Lauren as well as their brother Josh.

He would put the trio through training drills and exercises during their youth.


Reece told Chelsea‘s website: “Obviously, Josh learned from my dad and then it just passed its way down.

“I started playing because my brother played, and my sister played because I played.

“We all used to play every day together at the park and over time we all gradually got better.


“There was a field behind my house, with two pitches, and every day I’d be playing football, either in the field or in the street.”

Lauren got into football because of her brothers but insisted that it was all she ever wanted.

She told The Telegraph in 2021: “All I ever knew was football, football and football.

“My brothers got me into football.

“Whether it was when Josh was at Fulham or when Reece was at the Chelsea academy, I was there kicking the ball against the fence.

“I’ve always had a football and it has just taken me to where I am now.”

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