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Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should Enjoy

Looking for the best Soccer Tactics books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Soccer Modern Tactics: Italy’s Top Coaches Analyze Game Formations Through 180 Situations (2003)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyA comprehensive look at modern zone formations through the eyes of the author and ten high level professional Italian coaches. Arrigo Sacchi (Milan, Italian National Team), Marcello Lippi (Napoli, Inter, Juventus), Walter Novellino (Venezia, Napoli, Piacenza), Carlo Ancelotti (Parma, Juventus) and Renzo Ulivieri (Parma) are among the impressive list of contributors to this valuable coaching reference.
Author(s): Alessandro Zauli

Pep Guardiola Attacking Tactics – Tactical Analysis and Sessions from Manchester City’s 4-3-3 (2019)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyThis book provides a tactical analysis of Pep Guardiola’s 4-3-3 Attacking Tactics (56 Tactical Situations) for you the coach to learn from one of the best coaches in the world.Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coach and has used this analysis to produce 12 Full Training Sessions (70 Practices and Variations).
Author(s): Athanasios Terzis

Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics (2018)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should Enjoy“An outstanding work the [soccer] book of the decade.” -Sunday Business PostInverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe.
Author(s): Jonathan Wilson

Coaching 4-3-3 Tactics – 154 Tactical Solutions and Practices (2019)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyThis book is a comprehensive resource for coaching the 4-3-3 formation at all levels. The level of detail and tactical solutions included will help you emulate how top coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, Maurizio Sarri and Jürgen Klopp use the 4-3-3 to great success.This book goes into great detail to show the movement of all players within the 4-3-3 formation in all phases, tactical situations and against different formations.
Author(s): Massimo Lucchesi

Creative Attacking Play – From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp (2017)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyThis book is a complete guide for using Creative Attacking Play against teams that defend within the middle or defensive third.Learn the tactics of several of the world’s top coaches with analysis of Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Jose Mourinho, Jürgen Klopp and Arsène Wenger with the 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 formations.Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coac…
Author(s): Athanasios Terzis

Coaching Transition Play – Full Sessions from the Tactics of Simeone, Guardiola, Klopp, Mourinho & Ranieri (2017)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyThis incredible book helps coaches improve their training sessions in the most important phases of the modern game – the transition phases. The best teams in recent years (Simeone's Atlético Madrid, Guardiola's Barcelona & Bayern, Klopp's Dortmund, Mourinho's Real Madrid & Ranieri's Leicester) have been successful largely due to their performance in the transition phases.
Author(s): Michail Tsokaktsidis

Soccer Smarts: 75 Skills, Tactics & Mental Exercises to Improve Your Game (2018)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyGain the competitive edge you need to win with expert coaching, skills, and strategies from Soccer Smarts.To reach your full potential as a soccer player, you need to know the right tactics, understand when to use them, and have the skills to carry them out. Soccer Smarts delivers the professional coaching you need to do just that.
Author(s): Charlie Slagle

Soccer Strategies: Defensive and Attacking Tactics (2012)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyAimed primarily at intermediate and advanced coaches, this book examines the principle formations used in modern soccer and the need to fully understand them all if one is to adapt to game situations using counter-active tactics. The authors discuss such offensive topics as support, width, penetration, mobility and improvisation. Defensively, they provide insight into depth, delay, concentration, team balance, cover and restraint.
Author(s): Robyn Jones, Tom Tranter

Soccer iQ Presents… POSSESSION: Teaching Your Team to Keep the Darn Ball (2015)

 Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should EnjoyPOSSESSION is a step by step explanation of coaching points and on-field exercises for possession soccer. In this installment of the best-selling Soccer iQ series, Coach Dan Blank again distinguishes himself as soccer’s finest how-to author, providing coaches with connect-the-dots solutions for teaching possession soccer. POSSESSION provides essential coaching philosophies that break down the art of keeping the ball.
Author(s): Dan Blank

Best Soccer Tactics Books You Should Enjoy

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Successful German Soccer Tactics: The Best Match Plans for a Winning Team

Author(s): Timo Jankowski
ID: 1341745, Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2015, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Best of Soccer Journal : Techniques & Tactics

Author(s): Martin, Jay
ID: 1431519, Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2015, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Dutch soccer secrets : playing and coaching philosophy--coaching, tactics, technique

Author(s): Peter Hyballa; Hans-Dieter te Poel
ID: 1017802, Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2012, Size: 32 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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