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TFA Today: Torres’ tactics as he moves closer to succeeding Simeone, Pep’s tactical tweaks vs Arsenal and Joao Nuno Fonseca on the podcast…

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The Premier League saw the big top-of-the-table shootout between Arsenal and Man City on Wednesday night and the game went the way many predicted. Luis Kircher dives into Pep’s tactical tweaks that helped his team move into the box seat for the title

In this week’s episode of the TFA Podcast, Adam Scully is joined by the former assistant coach of Stade de Reims, Nantes and Benfica’s U23s, Joao Nuno Fonseca. João discusses his time coaching at the highest level, the importance of being flexible as a coach, coaching different tactical styles, his tenure working with the City Group, the influence of Jose Mourinho on his career, how an analyst can improve their eye for the game, why the human element of football is easily forgotten and so much more. You don’t want to miss this one!

Gabriel Heinze’s latest managerial position is at the club that launched the career of Marcelo Bielsa – Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. He’s overseen 13 league games so far, all of Newell’s league games this term, and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag in terms of results. Newell’s currently sit 13th out of 28 teams, having won five, drawn three and lost five league fixtures – so Fintan O’Reilly analyses some of the issues arising in this mixed start

On his TFA debut, Rui Martins looks at different approaches teams take when using inverted fullbacks, using examples from Arsenal, Liverpool, Dortmund and Feyenoord

Club Brugge have signed Michal Skoras, an exciting 23-year-old Polish winger – Belgian football expert Brandon Liss analyses his strengths and weaknesses in detail to see if it is a good move

In his weekly column, Ahmed el-Daly-Daly looks at how Marco Rose’s tactics align with the whole Red Bull football philosophy during his spell at RB Leipzig

ICYMI: The April TFA Scouted Magazine is out! 21 non-obvious, under-the-radar talents identified using data and video scouted by our consultancy team – including using xGOLD to suggest clubs that should be looking to sign them based on our in-house metrics. Download it now!

Alexander Isak assisted Jacob Murphy after a phenomenal solo run in the second half versus Everton – read our scout report on the sensational Swedish centre-forward

Fernando Torres has been announced as the new Atletico Madrid B manager ahead of next season – read our recent analysis of Torres’ tactical philosophy from his time with Atletico’s Juvenil A side this season

Villarreal beat Espanyol 4-2 to move into fifth in La Liga, leaping above Real Betis – we recently analysed the Yellow Submarine’s tactics under Quique Setien

Al-Ittihad extended their lead at the top of the Saudi Professional League to six points with a 2-1 win yesterday – take in our tactical analysis of Nuno Espirito Santo’s interesting tactical set-up with the Saudi side

And all this will keep you going until next week – come and join the squad!

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