- Sep 27, 2004
I think a lot of fans (I'm not referring to you here BTW) often confuse tactics with preferred style of play. Guardiola is the only working manager that I would describe as an outright tactical genius. He raised the bar in a way that few others ever have.Calm down lads. I didnt' want to disrespect Ole as i'm a fan and i love him on the wheel.
I just said that, in my view, he is not a tactical genius and probably never will be and i stand by that. But i also mentioned that he has proven to be good enough and better than most thought from tactial point of view.
Ole wont get credit from a lot of people because he doesn't choose to play with a high press, and this is currently fashionable amongst those who believe that its the only way to win matches (the OTT praise for Hassenhutl is a great example of this). IMO to be a strong tactician you don't have to have a team that looks like Peps do, but you do need to build a team that are proficient in implementing your preferred style of play, and Ole is currently doing that as well as anybody, even despite the fact that he probably doesn't yet have the complete squad that he would like.