Advent Day 14 – Guti, the underrated Galáctico

By Jack Heale

José María Gutiérrez Hernández, more commonly known as Guti, epitomised the saying ‘what could have been’ regarding a footballer. When he was at his best, he was unplayable, but likewise, when he was not up to standard, the Real Madrid faithful made sure he knew. The two contrasts seemingly encapsulate his 15-year-long professional career. Continue reading “Advent Day 14 – Guti, the underrated Galáctico”

Quique Setién, the far from traditional tactician who loves chess and Johan Cruyff

By Lewis Steele

“Before I signed for Betis, I asked them ‘Why do you want me?’ You’ve seen how my teams play, how I play. Are you clear this is what you want? Do you agree with this or not, because be clear that I am not going to score. If not, you better get another manager.’”

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