martedì 29 maggio 2012

Not just!

The era of Brian Clough and Don Revie is over. In the collective British mind, the ideal football manager is an aged man, with look and charisma, used to beat player when it's needful. Now things are different: style is an important part of managing skills and clubs are looking for fresh blood and tactical ability. Simon Kuper well described managers' word. But who are the rising stars in this word? Simon Grayson left Leeds Uunited just outside the play offs in the Championship. His dismissal following the 4-1 defeat at home to Birmingham City on 31 January,  brought an end to his three-year stint in which he led Leeds to promotion from League One in 2010. He deserves the credit for Huddersfield Town’s dramatic promotion. The former Leeds manager has now guided three teams to promotion from League One after taken also Blackpool up trhough the play-offs in 2007. He likes to play 4-4-2 formations where the central midfielders stay tight to their men and the wide players move in. Close the opposition and win second balls is a key of his game. Gus Poyet is a though guy. He wants his team playing the way he wants, maintaining possession and waiting for the right moment to go forward. His toughts are here. Poyet's attacking guide tells us to keep the forwards moving, making a lot of different runs, and don't go direct. Brighton was a product of Gus Poyet’s coaching ideas, with the team building-up and the players looking for the opportunity to make the pass forward. Paul Sturrock's record was unnoticed. He lead Plymouth from League Two to Championship and League Champions in 2003/2004, although he left for Southampton six weeks before the promotion; Sheffield Wednesday from League One to Championship; and Swindon Town from League Two to League One. Why  big clubs ignored him? The Southampton debacle was not enough to rule him away from better jobs. Despite last season relegation from the EPL, Ian Holloway made a strong statement on his coaching skills. With his usual 4-2-3-1 / 4-3-3 shape, Holloway brought a brend new of football in Blackpool. Attacking football is what he wants and what he had from his players. Holloway himself expressed his football ideas in a column. As everyone will know, West Ham ended Blackpool's dreams to make a come back to the Premier League. But Holloway offensive, risk taking playing style was amazing. David Jones is the man behind recent Cardiff's success. Jones's commitment to attacking football made Cardiff one of the best teams in the Championship. His tactical inflexibility was built around a flat 4-4-2 with two wingers able to made rivals' fullbacks to stay deep. Jones likes to adapte players to tactics. After being sacked by Cardiff City last summer, Jones came to Sheffield to made Wednesday a scoring side bringing on his style and sending off the players not suited for..

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