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There are two great lies told about football: that it is only a game, and that it shouldn’t mix with politics. The Age of Football exposes both.
How the Argentinian has transformed Leeds United’s fortunes.
Communication skills are central to Klopp’s method and, like Shankly, he is not afraid to use them to discuss politics, speaking out against Brexit and on humanitarian issues.
Guardiola is a philosopher, at least as football understands the term.
He was once the bright, young innovator of the European game. Now Mourinho is a brooding presence who, in crunch situations, has an inclination to negativity.
In Gabon, the current political football is the sport itself.
Although he won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups with Arsenal, Ray Parlour was capped only ten times for England.
The Leicester City manager’s sharp tactical brain has emerged from behind the quirks and the cashmere.
Politics and pragmatism after the Copa América.
Sepp Blatter is a consummate politician who took advantage of a shifting world order and Fifa’s history.