Marcelo Bielsa

The Chilean is not nicknamed El Loco for nothing. The Athletic Bilbao manager has spawned a number of modern prodigies and his high-risk, high-tempo tactics, while exciting, do not always come off.

Some have claimed he takes certain amounts of steps across his technical area in reaction to certain happenings in the game and his have players have admitted his methods are unusual.

From telling off builders at the training ground for shoddy work, to picking out children from the crowd at public training sessions to bark out his orders, Bielsa’s ways have got him quite a following.

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