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Olympique Marseille 2015-16 Season Review: Where do they go from here?

After an intense and relatively successful 2014/2015 campaign under Marcelo Bielsa, Marseille had a tense summer. Top players left, their replacements – including Abou Diaby – came in on the cheap, and their combustible Argentine manager walked out on the club after the first game of the new season. 1,322 more words

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Analysing Bielsa's Defensive Style

Many things have been written and said about Marcelo Bielsa, nicknamed “El Loco”. He has been known to isolate himself away from families and friends to analyse video clips for extended duration and was also reported to have brought along 51 videotapes to the interview for the Velez Sarsfield job in 1997. 1,024 more words

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Marcelo Bielsa, Plato and what we can and cannot know

WHEN YOU’RE A CHILD AND YOU DREAM OF BEING A FOOTBALLER, you dream of playing in games like the one Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain played out on Easter Sunday, 2015. 3,141 more words

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Lucien Favre. Someone Hire Him!

It seems that the managerial merry-go-round is in perpetual motion in modern football. Since the start of the season across Europe’s top 5 leagues 22 managers have been sacked or resigned already, undoubtedly with more to follow. 2,229 more words

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Marcelo Bielsa: a profile.

Marcelo Bielsa is believed to be negotiating a deal to become the next Swansea manager, following the sacking of Gary Monk. 316 more words

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The obsession of Marcelo Bielsa

As featured on Guardian Sport

With one brief, shocking press conference, he was gone. Marcelo Bielsa announced to the media at the Stade Vélodrome following Olympique Marseille’s 1-0 loss to Caen that he had stepped down as head coach. 3,230 more words

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Mauricio Pochettino's Bielsa-esque work at Tottenham

The term ‘Coaching Tree’ is one that is familiar to those that follow American sports. There, coaches spend time learning under more experienced colleagues before branching out from their mentor to form careers in their own right. 1,699 more words

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