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Portrait of an iconic manager – Jock Stein

The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool would claim to be the biggest clubs on the British Isles, yet it was Celtic that became the first team from the island to become the champions of Europe. And their legendary manager Jock Stein had a lot to do with the fact. Stein took to football as escape from his tough life ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager  – Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Valeriy Lobanovskyi had an interesting vision of football. Plying his trade at the time when the Soviet Union was witnessing its greatest breakthroughs in science and technology, Lobanovskyi was positively affected by the scientific thinking prevalent in the Soviet society at the time. Lobanovskyi had a successful career as a player and turned out for Dynamo Kiev for over 200 ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Helenio Herrera

Helenio Herrera is quite rightly regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time. He has become synonymous with his “catenaccio” Inter Milan side of the 1960s, but there is so much more to the manager, who was one of the early tactical pioneers. The Argentine began his managerial career in the 1940s and after managing a string of ...

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