Johan Cruyff laughed at English football's tactical ineptitude, but the Dutch master's claim wasn't correct... Brendan Rodgers and Eddie Howe are managers aiming in the right direction
It’s spelt out in black and white in the new Johan Cruyff book, as though the late maestro were speaking directly to us even after his death and characteristically telling it how it is.
In his memoirs, My Turn, published last week, Cruyff is discussing some of the staff at Ajax, including former Arsenal man, Marc Overmars, and Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar.
‘In the field of tactics they were educated in a country that doesn’t actually count from a tactical point of view: England,’ says Cruyff. ‘The English have never been that keen on tactics so you couldn’t have expected them to... read more
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