A picture-perfect market town with a population of around 33,000, Hitchin is one of the most sought-after towns in Hertfordshire.
He grew up in Tunisia poor but with big dreams.
Stevenage are joint top of the table on points in League Two. Read Layth Yousif's in-depth profile of their passionate manager, the Tunisian-born Dino Maamria as his side make an impressive start to the new season.
It's a long way from Gafsa, on the fringes of the Sahara desert, in south-west Tunisia, to Hertfordshire, but Dino Maamria has made the journey back to his spiritual home.
This is how fans at Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated last night as England finally overcame their penalty shootout hoodoo against Colombia.
Stevenage has re-signed former favourite Joel Byrom after the midfielder was released by Mansfield Town last month.