The highs and lows of Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton’s marriage have made it anything but dull. Were he to leave St Mary’s in the coming years, who should replace his work and character?
Donyell Malen has already played at clubs of special striker pedigree. Yet rather than buckle under the legacies of van Basten, Henry and Ronaldo, he is making his own name in the game.
Diego Simeone is Atletico, and Atletico is he. However who would be the best candidates to succeed his reign when he eventually leaves?
Many might have worried when Christopher Nkunku left hometown club PSG in 2019. Since then however he has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest talents. FTF spoke to his former trainer Franck Plaine, who was there at the start of the journey.
Gian Piero Gasperini has changed the landscape for Atalanta in his five years at the club. But who would make the appropriate candidate to take over when he leaves. These three young coaches could make the perfect successors.
The names to emerge from the Arsenal youth ranks rival those of any academy. But why have these names found success away from the club?
PSG announced themselves under new coach Mauricio Pochettino with a breath-taking 4-1 win away at Barcelona last month. Key to this were the roles of two midfield talents.
Already a Europa League winner with Sevilla, twenty two year old Jules Koundé is another terrific French talent. It will likely be no time before he is the talk of your club’s rumour mill.
This titanic clash in 2007 is remembered as a dramatic goal filled occasion. Yet behind the goals, there were a number of tactical battles that set the foundations to a classic encounter.
Alhassan Yusuf has enjoyed a swift and impressive rise in European football. He spoke exclusively to First Time Finish about his academy days, moving to Sweden, and the essence of his play.
For all their exciting attacking intent and impressive individual talent, Brighton still find themselves seventeenth in the Premier League. This is an analysis of their season so far, and where things can pick up.
Teun Koopmeiners is a midfielder for both the tactical enthusiast, and for those that revel in the aesthetic. For all his technical ability, his character sets him apart as a potential superstar. This is his Inside Story.
The transfer rumour mill will be churning out the usual suspects’ names once more. Yet these young midfielders represent cheaper, uncovered gems for your club to take a look at this January, or in the Summer.
Kaká is rightly regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of the modern game. Yet why did it not work out for him in Madrid?
Michael Olise is hot property, and the name on everyone’s lips. Yet his story is more than just an explosive 2020, and shows he is a player made of remarkable minerals.
Rodrigo de Paul has carried his Udinese side to the point that he is now a league leading midfielder. One that Europe should take good notice of.