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Holding Midfield: Premier League 2013/14 preview

Holding Midfield Articles (BOT)
Apr 6, 2011
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What will David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini bring? David Moyes is clearly the manager who will have to adjust the most because of his rise from a relatively smaller club, Everton, to Manchester United. There aren’t many British managers who have been given opportunities at the top level because club recruiters seem to think that their methods don’t work at a higher level and some managers, such as Roy Hodgson, did nothing to disprove that notion. Moyes is, of course, taking over the reigning champions so should be in a favourable position, but, because of various reasons, United haven’t strengthened their first eleven to any considerable extent. During his time at Everton, Moyes would adapt his strategy for the team game-by-game, which will require a change of approach since the Red Devils will be expected to dominate most matches in the league and only adapt significantly at the highest level. He will have to keep United a lot less boxy in midfield (as Everton sometimes looked) because of their vast amount of creative players. Mourinho’s return will be close in comparison to his first arrival into the English game but with a few changes. First of all, Mourinho […]

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