Managers who play the most attractive brand of football

stefan92

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What's this nonsense of attractive football being killed by pressing?
It's not nonsense I think, as everything in this discussion is subjective. If you like to see attacks slowly unfold, playmakers picking kind of "magic" passes, then you lost something as modern pressing means that no one has the time on the ball to play that way.
 

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It's not nonsense I think, as everything in this discussion is subjective. If you like to see attacks slowly unfold, playmakers picking kind of "magic" passes, then you lost something as modern pressing means that no one has the time on the ball to play that way.
The likes of Messi, Iniesta, Modric & Xavi didn't have any problem with it.

In fact, if you're genuinely a great dribbler capable of beating a man in a tight space you're going to be rewarded more for beating the press and finding a pass through a high line.
 

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The likes of Messi, Iniesta, Modric & Xavi didn't have any problem with it.

In fact, if you're genuinely a great dribbler capable of beating a man in a tight space you're going to be rewarded more for beating the press and finding a pass through a high line.
Right. But how they play is a bit different style of football than what I described. The beauty of their games was mostly due to the speed of the ball movement, quick one-touch football.
 

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For me the most beautiful football was played by Mourinho's Real Madrid in 11/12, Bayern in 12/13 and Barca in 14/15.
Three very different styles but equally mesmerizing, effective and beautiful. Madrid 11/12 was capable of winning the treble that year.
 

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I find Pep's style boring. Everyone gets lubed up for Barca circa 09-11 but I used to hate watching it as it was a lot of sideways passing as teams would sit in on them. Klopp's Dortmund were more enjoyable and I think the PL top 4 between 2003-2010 also played more attractive football as it was more full bloodied.

Ajax of the 70's were also fun to watch from the limited clips I have seen.
 

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Depending on the opposition, ball retention is more key to minimize transition opportunities for the other side, according to Pep.

For example, Sterling was great yesterday, however there was an occasion where a failed dribble of his led to an opportunity for Everton to break on City.

I agree with you in the sense that they are at their dynamic best with a right footer on the right and a left footer on the left.
Their ball retention is always great imo especially with that type of midfield unlike if KDB or if Fernandinho was playing. Even when they were playing, they were averaging about 70% of the ball. The safest place to lose the ball on the pitch is always on the wing. Not many counters are started from a deep wide position.
 

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Hansi Flick anyone? His iteration of Bayern was probably my favourite one in the last 10 or so years. Probably even more fun than Heynckes' treble winning team. It's high octane football, with an extremely aggressive high line - which must make you shit it, if you're actually supporting them. But at the same time, the rewards on the other end are incredible.
We surely played some of our most breakneck exciting football of the last two decades under Hansi. That demolition of Barca, the knockout against PSG where nobody knew how we didn't score 10...
 

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Pep doesn’t really have a plan B though. And he outthinks himself in some big games, like the CL final.
He had a brainfart that evening. God knows what his reasoning was. Mount and Kante must have thought all their Christmases had come at once.
 

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Milan under Pioli have been a joy to watch on many occasions especially with how many players joins in on the counter attack.

Salzburg, it doesn't matter who their coach is they somehow manage to play the same free flowing attacking style and it also does not matter who they face with their fearless mentality. Could have easily beaten both Bayern & Atletico away last year with a little better luck upfront with their finishing.

Kjetil Knudsen, Bodø Glimt have been a joy to watch for the last two years.


Also watch out for Lens this season.
 

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I can’t stand Pep’s football, it’s just so robotic. 4 million passes and cookie-cutter goals. Football is not suposed to be a perfect game, there should be mistakes and chaos.
His football sends me to sleep.

Of course, I love Kloppo football, what can I say! I have seen it grown and develop for years. Some changes now to how it was at Dortmund, still great to watch when they are on song.
 

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Rodgers 13-14 side. Defensively shite, but offensively a delight.
It was all about scoring more than your opponent.
Sturridge, Sterling and Coutinho working around Suarez, with Gerrard as deep lying playmaker.
It was good fun, while it lasted.
 

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Currently its Nagelsmann, Klopp and Ten Hag for me. I love free flowing intelligent play where the players move for each other all the time so you get that fluid and fast ball distribution. Ultimately its a very subjective thing though. Some people love the solid defensive styles of Conte and Mourinho and thats fair.
 

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Pep teams play the most attractive football. I love it how fast they win the ball back when someone loses it.
 

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Surely this is subjective? I preferred the style of Real over Barca personall
Same. I find City very boring. It’s a polished version of Jose’s first Chelsea in that essentially they just suffocate teams. And then they cynically tactically foul when needed.
 

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Same. I find City very boring. It’s a polished version of Jose’s first Chelsea in that essentially they just suffocate teams. And then they cynically tactically foul when needed.
That's the worst part for me, how they're allowed to bend/break the rules to implement their "style".
 

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From my personal:Klopp,Guardiola,Flick,Juup(he retire),Tuchel,Anchelotti,Gasperini,Ten Hag and Naglesman...etc.

1.I want introduce this guy:Stefano Pioli(the man of another my favourite team,AC Milan)


2.Gerrard is entertain as hell too.

 

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Tuchel at Dortunund and the first year at PSG produced wavy possession football. Somewhere in the line he became more pragmatic and less offensive but I really liked how he set up his teams offensively. More entertaining football than Klopp and even Pep for a while.

Ten Hag's football is outstanding and Monaco with Jardim before they were poached were very attractive too and super attacking
 
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He had a brainfart that evening. God knows what his reasoning was. Mount and Kante must have thought all their Christmases had come at once.
The game before, where Rodri was poor and gifted Chelsea a goal

The game before that, where Fernandinho was ran ragged in midfield

As far as reasoning, there you go
 

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Tommy Burns - probably the best footballing Celtic side I’ve seen at Celtic Park, played some marvellous stuff and scored great goals, with Collins, McStay, Thom and the 3 amigos up front, only losing 1 game the entire season and not winning was a real sickener, that side really did deserve so much more than a Scottish cup.