Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

This article was written by Jed Davies at the start of the 2013/14 season looking at Mauricio Pochettino's tactics. We thought it would be worth a re-publish now that he's been appointed Head Coach at Tottenham Hotspur. The list of former pupils who attended the school of Marcelo “El Loco” Bielsa appears to be doing quite well these days: Barcelona’s Gerardo Martino and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino are both amongst that long-list. In hindsight it would have been an obvious choice …
Swansea v Southampton Preview | Key Players, Team News & Stats

Swansea v Southampton Preview | Key Players, Team News & Stats

Southampton travel to Swansea in the Premier League this weekend in a match that will be described as ‘a treat for the fans’ by the managers, with both sides playing only for mid-table positions. After the second consecutive victory in a row last week, Swansea are now officially safe from relegation and can focus on rebuilding for next season after an up and down campaign. One win in eight games had seen Swansea fall into the relegation fight, but wins …
Player Performance Analysis | Victor Wanyama vs West Brom (A)

Player Performance Analysis | Victor Wanyama vs West Brom (A)

Victor Wanyama enjoyed the perfect debut in English football on Saturday, as his new club Southampton got off to the best possible start in this year’s Premier League with a late 1-0 win away at West Bromwich Albion. The Kenyan moved to the Saints for £12.5m from Scottish champions, Celtic this summer and massively impressed those doubting the sizable price tag it took to prize him away from Glasgow. Southampton stole all three points in the 90th minute after mid-week …
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