After the majestic performance in the DFB Pokal final against RB Leipzig, Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke announced that only a few days prior to the match, Edin Terzić signed a new contract with the club. With the appointment of Mönchengladbach’s Marco Rose for next season, Terzić was not expected to stay, and many top-tier teams had their eyes on the 38-year-old manager. Luckily for Dortmund fans and players alike, it appears the German manager is perfectly happy to return to his role as the assistant once the season comes to an end. Despite that, several Bundesliga clubs will be keeping a close eye on the 38-year-old, after his triumphant cup win.
The German footballing landscape has witnessed a major managerial merry-go-round in recent months. With so many clubs still seeking new managers, the chaos is certainly far from over, and Edin Terzic could easily be pulled into the mess. Bayer Leverkusen recently announced that Hannes Wolf will return to his duties as U18 manager for Germany, and Eintracht Frankfurt also have a vacancy once Adi Hütter takes change of Mönchengladbach. Wolfsburg could be another prime candidate for Terzić, if, and only if, Oliver Glasner and the club decide to part ways. Glasner’s name was heavily linked with the vacant RB Leipzig job until Jesse Marsch signed on, and the Austrian’s also been linked with the likes of Salzburg, Frankfurt, and even Tottenham Hotspur…
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Chelsea vs. Manchester City was tipped to be an early title decider, and it did not disappoint as a highly contested affair between two teams right in the thick of the race this season. In the end it was the Citizens who came out on top, after an utterly dominant performance over a team that beat them in the UEFA Champions League final last season. Here is our analysis of the match.
The Bundesliga continues to entertain as ever, with intriguing tactics, goals galore, and surprising results. Matchday 6 saw Leipzig get back on track with a thumping win over Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg suffer their first defeat of the season, and Dortmund look completely out of sorts in the Borussia derby. Here is our tactical analysis of some of the key matches.
Much is made of formations in the modern world of football, with each and every top team attempting to innovative and reinvent the beautiful game.
One of the most popular formations throughout history is the 4-3-3 formation. Those who view the game with a simplistic mindset would tell you it involves four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers. That certainly appears to be the case on the face of it, but is that how it works in reality? Or is 4-3-3 an amalgamation of several different tactics, effectively killing off the concept of a starting formation?