In many ways, this was his journey of self-discovery and improvement; the re-affirmation of his many qualities as a coach before he arrived in England to manage Arsenal.
On the day the sun set on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal experience, it was fitting that it shone so brightly across North London.
To talk about Arsène Wenger’s impact on the wider Premier League would be to discuss the single greatest foreign influence in British football history.
“I felt it was important to start right at the bottom. I was embarking upon a new career at a very young age and I wanted to embrace the challenge in the right way”
The Set Pieces Regularly linked with the England job while delivering a period of sustained success at Charlton, the 60-year-old has now been away from frontline management for a decade. That’s a surprise given his track record, but his absence isn’t for the want of trying.
“I’m my own biggest critic – both when I was a player and now, as a coach.”
Florian Kohfeldt: a name that not many outside of Bremen knew before October 2017. Having been at Werder Bremen since 2001, the 35-year-old has spent roughly half his life at the club.
Tuchel’s many plaudits in Germany came as a result of Dortmund providing the only real competition for Bayern Munich in the league, as well as leading his side to two cup finals whilst playing fast-paced, attacking football. Should the German arrive in France, he will be expected to prolong PSG’s dominance domestically.
IFD “I feel the same emotions as I did when I was a player, when I come to Milanello it’s like I’m in heaven”
The Set Pieces “Me and millions of other coaches who haven’t had a playing background are starting at zero, so it’s all about networking,” he explains.