Gary Neville, a former Manchester United player, has spoken out about the influence of top coaches on the growth of football, citing Pep Guardiola’s leadership at Manchester City as an example.
“Pep has had an amazing effect on football over the past 10-12 years. You think of the greats when you think of coaches from different generations – Arrigo Sacchi at AC Milan with the pressure and the pressure, Sir Alex Ferguson with the danger, the rotation, and the different teams he first showed to English football.
Great coaches shape an age not only by their performances but also by their style and approach to the game,” according to Neville in his podcast.
“The days of the pundits saying, “Hit the big one” are long gone. The truth is that existing patterns are unlikely to change. What makes you think that? This is how the game is changing, and I believe it is due to the power of Guardiola, Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho, and other great managers.
I believe the EPL is once again competitive in Europe as a result of the coaches. Instead of Barcelona or Real Madrid, we used to want the best players in the world to come to England.
I don’t agree with you. The best coaches are needed. They have an impact on English players and coaches. The best trainers will turn out the best athletes.”