Ander Herrera revealed a bit of insight into how the coaching styles of Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel differ from each other.
Pochettino is now in his fourth month as the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, so the players within the team have now had a good sample size of fixtures to become familiar with the Argentine’s preferred managerial style. On the other hand, many current PSG players were on the team from Tuchel’s first days with the French side until the very last matches of his run.
Herrera sees striking contrasts between how these two managers implement their tactical approaches. For one, Herrera sees a notable difference in their preferred attacking styles, which the Spanish midfielder spoke further about to Europe 1 (via Le10Sport).
“They are two offensive coaches, but they are different,” Herrera said. “Pochettino wants to attack all the time, Tuchel is a bit more of a possession coach. But I’m getting better with both. I’m lucky to have worked with both.”
As seen in PSG’s Champions League knockout stage matches so far this season, Pochettino is not a manager who places a high emphasis on possession. As Herrera touched upon, the Argentine manager instead prefers to see his side orchestrate multiple promising attacking sequences per match.
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