The foundation of this plan is to keep possession and not inefficiently kick it away. Therefore, the goalkeeper must have the ability to hold onto the ball and make adequate and appropriate passes from which their team can progress. The Spanish way of football may not dominate the next decade, but any future developments, such as Germany's machine like approach, have and will always incorporate this goalkeeping style.
With Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini finally making the decision to give under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart a place on the bench in favour of City's number two choice, Costel Pantillimon, it raised a particularly interesting question. When is the right time to drop a first-choice keeper if he continues to make errors?
Joe Hart's miscalculation cost his City side dear on Sunday in their defeat to Chelsea, further raising questions about the England number one's decline in form of late. It seems like it has all gone downhill since that dramatic final day when Aguero's strike sealed the Premier League title for Manchester United's noisy neighbours back in 2012.
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Even at cash strapped sides outside the elite group of clubs in Italy, Mancini won trophies and delivered success, achieving rewards for both Fiorentina and Lazio above and beyond what was expected at the time. Three Italian league titles on the bounce at Inter Milan followed, proving that he had the managerial capability to win under the pressure of Milanese expectation.