Soccerlit Archives: Managers
Soccerlit Archives: Managers
Stories about gaffers


The butler of Botswana

Peter Butler, an English footballer-turned-manager, is revitalizing Botswana's national team and youth setup. ... read more

Advanced concepts for basic players: Five mistakes Pep Guardiola has made at Man City

Exploring a few reasons why Pep Guardiola has struggled to find his feet at Manchester City. ... read more

How Pep Guardiola is putting a modern twist on a British classic at Manchester City

Charting the early tactical changes Pep Guardiola has made at Manchester City. ... read more

Capello’s masterpiece

The story of AC Milan's 1993/94 season. ... 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

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

‘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 millennial manager

Hoffenheim's 29-year-old manager is the newest Bundesliga gaffer to take the soccer world by storm. ... read more

Bora Milutinovic: The miracle worker

By Far The Greatest Team | 14-minute read ... 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

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