Why all European coaches wear suits still remains a mystery to most of us today. This article has revealed a genuine answer to every of your doubts regarding such mystery.
Football in Europe is on another level, and it is incomparable to any other continent. When it comes to football, Europe is the only continent that has the most significant leagues, most prominent clubs, biggest football players, and the best managers.
Big competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup dominates Europe. Also, big leagues such as The Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Seria A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany), and Ligue 1 (France), which are known as the top five best leagues in the world, are all hosted in Europe.
Most of the coaches that manage each club in these leagues have one particular thing in common when they’re on the pitch, and this is wearing suits.
After thorough observation, there is a discovery that there is significant doubt and controversy among European and non-European football fans on why all European football coaches wear suits when they’re on the sideline on the pitch or when they are in the stand. At the end of this article, we will be able to gain insights and see the reasons why European football coaches wear suits.
The first thing to note as a football fan is that not all European football coaches wear suits. Examples of coaches in the top league that does not wear suit include but not limited to:
- Pep Guardiola, who coaches Manchester City
- Hans Dieter Flick, who has once coached Bayern Munich and he is currently in charge of coaching the Germany Men’s football team.
- Thomas Tuchel, who is in charge of Chelsea football club.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently the Manchester United coach.
- Marco Rose who coaches Borrusia Dortmund.
- Christophe Galtier, the coach of Nice Football Club in France.
After another diligent research, a study shows that 5 percentage out of 10 percentage of European football coaches now wear tracksuits and that the tracksuits tend to bring out excellent and also the best performance out of their players and team in general.
An example of such a coach is Jose Mourinho. The former Chelsea manager wore tracksuits during his reign at the Club. He brought the best out of players like Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Claude Makelele, Michael Essien, Eden Hazard, and Willian Borges da Silva during his time as the head coach of Chelsea football club, and made use of his great squad to boss the premier league and won different titles during the 2005 – 2006 season.
Another example of such a coach is Pep Guardiola, who wears his tracksuits from his first day as a Manchester City coach. He has built players such as Lionel Messi, Xavi Simon, Andres Iniesta, and Pedro during his reign as a Barcelona coach. He has also brought the best performance out of The Manchester City Football Club’s current players. Players like Kun Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker, Leroy Sane, and Gundogan performed well under his supervision. They won numerous titles, including back-to-back premier league titles under Pep Guardiola during 2017/18 and the 2018/19 season.
Another observation and study also proved that when European football coaches are in suits, they are more strategist, technical and tactical. Alex Ferguson is an excellent example of a coach who wore suits and has all the mentioned attributes in this observation. During his reign at Manchester United, he beats most of his opponents with his solid and well-planned strategy, technicity, and tactics and won numerous titles with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitri Berbatov, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and other Manchester United legends made by him.
Why all European Coaches Wear Suits: From My Perspective
For the past five years ago, wearing a tracksuit has been the most trending wear most of the football managers put on to do their job, and this is not stopping anytime soon. The rate at which most football coaches have embraced wearing tracksuits has proven that only a few of the managers wear suits when doing their job nowadays.
In my own opinion, the reason why these few managers prefer wearing their suits is that wearing a suit is mainly seen as the attire of management than other wears.
The general reason why all managers wear what they wear is that they want to show their personality, their image and reflect who they are to the world because their position is a very visible one.