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3 fresh new coaches in Ligue 1 – their tactics explained + Ibrahim Sangare scouted, how to coach counterattacks, Dani Olmo and more…

Good morning tactics fans and welcome to the first newsletter of a new week – full of analysis, scouting and tactics. Fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page and be part of the squad that want more than just a match report.

Ligue 1 kicked off over the weekend and Site Lead Fintan O’Reilly has picked out three fresh young coaches you should keep an eye on as the season progresses – for those interested in following coaching talent, this is for you.

Rennes enjoyed the largest margin of victory in the opening weekend of Ligue 1. We previously analysed Bruno Génésio’s tactics with Les Rouge et Noirs during a period of good form last season.

With the EPL also underway, Ahmed ElDaly has suggested 5 shrewd summer signings that could prove to be game-changing for their clubs – how did they do at the weekend?

After scoring on his Premier League debut for Newcastle United, why not remind yourself of how Sandro Tonali initially gained traction among football fans around the world by revisiting our article on his role with Brescia in his debut Serie A season of 2019/20.

Over on TFA Scouted, we have 5 top scout reports for you based on recent moves or rumours.

River Plate star Lucas Beltran has made his big move to Fiorentina – we scouted Beltran back in March and felt he was at the level for a top Tier 1 side.

After last season’s playoff final disappointment, Gustavo Hamer has left Coventry City and signed for Premier League new boys Sheffield United for €17.3m – we scouted Hamer initially back in January 2023, and several times since.

Mohamed Daramy has left Ajax and signed for Stade Reims in Ligue 1 under Will Still’s leadership – we scouted Daramy earlier this month and felt he was ready to make a big impact at a Tier 1 club.

A rumour we saw this morning was Francisco Ortega of Velez Sarsfield in Argentina being linked to Greek giants Olympiacos – we scouted Ortega initially back in February 2023 and again more recently. We feel he is a Tier 1 player, so have Olympiacos jumped ahead of the queue?

Ibrahim Sangaré of PSV is being linked to Liverpool this morning but they face competition from Bayern and PSG – we first identified the midfielder as a must-sign in the Premier League back in July 2022. We’ve watched him many times since, but it’s always good to see the original report.

In the World Cup, Spain ended the Netherlands’ hopes and Selim Ben Hmida has a tactical analysis of how they did it.

Alessia Russo scored the all-important winning goal for England in their World Cup quarter-final clash with Colombia on Saturday. Selim analysed what the now-former Manchester United player will bring to her new club Arsenal in 2023/24.

In his latest tactical theory piece, Kevin Martin looks at what makes a good counterattack and how you can coach it.

A Dani Olmo hat-trick denied Harry Kane a chance to win some silverware on his FC Bayern debut in the DFL-Supercup. Read about the qualities the creative midfielder brings to RB Leipzig.

That’s it for today – we are back at the same time tomorrow. Spread the word!

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