Soccerlit Archives: Managers
Soccerlit Archives: Managers
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wrightthompsonsoccerlit August 9, 2017 0

The dividing line

ESPN | 24-minute read

Pep’s England calling: How Guardiola’s Premier League destiny was formed

Pep Guardiola's lifelong infatuation with English soccer is reaching its pinnacle. ... read more

The goalkeepers who don’t need their hands

Pep Guardiola is revolutionizing the position  —  and he might win the Premier League in the process. ... read more

Before they were famous, part 1: The intertwined tale of Chelsea and Claudio Ranieri

Chelsea's pre-Abramovich struggles to join the game's elite coincided with "The Tinkerman"'s tenure at Stamford Bridge. ... read more

‘I saw a lot from the bench’: How Porto’s reserve goalkeeper became manager

Nuno Espírito Santo won the Uefa Cup and Champions League under José Mourinho as a substitute, but used his time on the bench to increase his understanding of the game. ... read more

The Devil’s Party: Jose Mourinho – the manager, his methods and why it always goes wrong in the third season

An in-depth look at Jose Mourinho's career thus far and how his Machiavellian managerial philosophy was fostered. ... read more

Bruce Arena’s last USMNT game was a rugged turning point in U.S. soccer

Bruce Arena's first stint as USMNT manager marked the end of the often under-appreciated Claudio Reyna Era. ... read more

Are Real Madrid lucky? A tactical analysis of Zidane’s organized attack

There's zero serendipity in Los Blancos' formula for success in the final third. ... read more