Shoe salesman turned tactical icon – the Sacchi story

Jan 30, 2019, 06:02 PM

Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti review one of the most influential managers of all time, the leader of the iconic Milan side of the late 80s – Arrigo Sacchi.

His father owned a shoe factory but he was viewed as a visionary by Silvio Berlusconi. But by the time Sacchi became Italy manager, there were Italians who were hoping he would lose the World Cup Final.

What made him so revered as a coach? And what made/makes him so unpopular as well?

In the modern day, it’s goals galore in Serie A and a perfect start for Piatek at Milan. Plus Mihajlović moves in at Bologna as they bid bye-bye to Pippo Inzaghi.


• PART 1: Arrigo Sacchi’s background and the route to Milan (01m 00s)

• PART 2a: Sacchi’s tactical philosophy and managerial disciples (07m 50s)

• PART 2b: Sacchi’s favourite Milan memories (19m 00s)

• PART 2c: Sacchi’s departure from Milan (21m 00s)

• PART 3a: Sacchi’s time as Italy manager (23m 45s)

• PART 3b: A jaded Sacchi returns to club management (28m 45s)

• PART 3c: Sacchi damages his popularity further post-management (30m 30s)

• PART 4: Serie A round-up – a perfect start for Piatek as Bologna bid Inzaghi bye-bye (34m 00s)


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