Diego Simeone won the Europa League at the age of 42. Roberto Di Matteo is facing the opportunity to win the Champions League. And before that, he also helped Chelsea win the FA Cup, when only 41 years old. Juergen Klopp, who recently won the Silver Disc with Dortmund.
He was only 44 years old, and in Italy, Antonio Conte also helped Juventus win the Scudetto, at the age of 42. Europe is under the heels of the young generals.
Are the days of the old coaches over? Coach Marcelo Bielsa, 56, is considered to be one of the most tactically knowledgeable leaders. He lost his admiration in the battle with Simeone.
Di Matteo’s Chelsea beat Liverpool by 61-year-old manager Kenny Dalglish, a big red jersey legend, in the FA Cup final. Silver disc for the second time in a row belongs to Dortmund. And despite more limited resources, Mr. Klopp has defeated the current oldest ruler in the Bundesliga.
The race in the Premier League, arguably the most exciting tournament on the planet right now. He is also giving self-determination to Manchester City by Roberto Mancini. He left Barcelona this season, but the team considered the best in the world still accepted the hand over Tito Vilanova.
The knowledge and experience of the older coaches have not been able to help them before the current wave of rejuvenation on the steering bench. Several years ago, Pep even drove all night to Bielsa’s house just to “invite” him to the fundamentals of “philosophy of football”.
In the Premier League, coach Alex Ferguson is still excelling at his experience. But the breakthroughs of the season really belonged to Mr Mancini’s expensive Manchester City.
He included both very important victories against the red shirt from the same city. One of the reasons why Bayern played badly in the second leg of the Bundesliga was coach Jupp Heynckes.