The Big Interview with Graham Hunter

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Michael Laudrup: A Cruyff Education

As a player and a manager, Michael Laudrup was pure footballing nobility, so much so that they made him a knight of the Danish realm.

Michael is one of that rare species who can articulate his playing genius. Crucial to his development was playing under Johan Cruyff at Barcelona, who was a genius at conveying his message in simple terms.

There’s great stuff about how the Danish national team transitioned from Corinthian purity to become perennial overachievers. And about how trophies won as a manager – not least Swansea’s 2013 League Cup triumph – felt better than those won as a player.

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