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Welcome to Ruud Gullit's masterclass on how to 'read' a match.
From his unrivalled perspective as player, manager and pundit, the Dutch football legend shows us everything to look for in a 90-minute match. From formations and tactical decisions to player qualities and pivotal moments, Ruud Gullit unveils the hidden patterns on the pitch - as if he's sitting right there on the sofa next to you.
Packed with his acute insights, original observations and talking points sure to dazzle down the pub, How to Watch Football will quite simply change the way you see - and enjoy - the beautiful game.
About the Author
Ruud Gullit was twice voted World Football Player of the Year and is widely regarded as one of the world's best ever players. Born in 1962 in Amsterdam, he was captain of the Netherlands team that was victorious at Euro 88 and played in the 1990 World Cup. He went on to manage Chelsea, Newcastle, Feyenoord, LA Galaxy and Terek Grozny. His career now extends to broadcasting, public speaking and hosting. He speaks five languages.