The English Premier League features some of the game’s most famous gaffers. Be it their personality, tactical acumen, or propensity for sideline theatrics, these men are the face of the modern game. The Cult of the Manager is so strong in England these days that names like Guardiola, Klopp, and Mourinho dominate the spotlight even over some of their world-renowned players.
Here at Paste, we are chronicling the sideline antics of these football gurus through the medium of photography. Let’s see what the boys got up to this week—looks like Jose and Pep met in one of most hyped games of all time. How fun!
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Here we see Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger…stretching his lower back? Perpetually underachieving can be hard on the lumbar.
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This might look like Wenger is being held back from a fight by a Southampton player, but Arsene is totally faking it. There's no fight left in him.
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Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham is known for his careful preparation. Getting his hair like that took the better part of an hour.
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Here Pochettino gesture for people to look at his hair while Mark Hughes of Stoke admires it from the background.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ponders the works of Kant. Probably.
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When not pondering the works of his homeland's philosophical giants, Klopp enjoy shadow boxing.
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Jose Mourinho of Manchester United absentmindedly kicks away an errant ball while considering how best to punish his disappointment of a team.
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Maybe we should rename him "The Catatonic One."
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The man who won the Manchester Derby, Pep Guardiola, plays charades on the sidelines. First word...
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Is he holding a giant fish? Two pizzas? Hugging a bear. WHAT?!?!