The Italian Roles

Following up on The South American Roles, I decided to explore something quite more distant from my home, the Italian Roles of Football Manager. This was a huge undertaking, as every article was part of an “Italian Month” I did in May 2021. Still, researching and writing the four articles that compose this series was a lovely experience and one that I do not regret working on.

The Italian Roles: The Libero

The Italian game, for all of its glory and importance, is also one of great contradictions. Less than 20 years after Vittorio Pozzo’s double-world-cup-winning side aimed to become the epitome of muscular, warrior-like football, Gianni Brera, the most influential Italian sports journalist ever, argued that Italians were physically weaker than their rivals, and should lookContinue reading “The Italian Roles: The Libero”

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