Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is one of those football managers redesigned after the image of one of their colleagues.
Online fashion retailer Thread has taken eight managers, who usually wear tracksuits or predictable lines of contact, and given them a fashionable makeover in the style of one of their more clothing-conscious colleagues.
Each of the tracksuit managers is re-introduced in more adventurous outfits in the form of a series of excellent illustrations.
The usual matchday outfit from Argentina boss Bielsa is ditched in favor of a look modeled on the fashion choices of Wycombe Wanderers’ rock and roll gawker Gareth Ainsworth.
The 65-year-old can be seen in his familiar crouching posture with a very unusual look of leather jacket, jeans and brown Chelsea boots.
Outgoing Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he will end his coaching career after this weekend. But perhaps a youthful redesign based on the image of Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola would have convinced the 73-year-old former English coach to stay a little longer at Selhurst Park.
Hodgson wears the gray hooded jacket, knit top, slacks, bare ankles, and sneakers more commonly worn by City’s title-winning trainer.
Thread’s in-house stylist Freddie Kemp gave his take on the restyle of Hodgson, who wore some very nice gear on the sidelines in his younger days.
He said, “The tapered cuts that Pep wears, along with the dark tones, are a flattering combination that could work well on Roy, too. The same goes for minimalist white sneakers and a down coat for a smarter casual look. But I would avoid too much layering; the cardigan over the down feels a little too much for Roy – he’s a low key and would suit him better if it were a little easier to hold.
“Some classic, eclectic knitwear would suit Roy too. The traditional British brand Sunspel would serve him well, along with well-made, sturdy Grenson shoes that go with the smarter side of his style. He should avoid anything too bright or heavily patterned when considering dressing up; I would recommend sticking to neutral and dark colors, in simple, but rather narrow, flattering cuts.
See the other management makeovers:
- Newcastle United coach Steve Bruce inspired by Germany’s coach Joachim Low
- Burnley trainer Sean Dyche inspired by ex-Watford trainer Quique Sanchez Flores
- The outgoing coach of West Bromwich Albion, Sam Allardyce, inspired by FC Bayern Munich Julian Nagelsmann
- Stoke City, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday’s unemployed ex-boss Tony Pulis, inspired by Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone
- Former Chelsea, Juventus and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, inspired by England manager Gareth Southgate
- Middlesbrough coach Neil Warnock inspired by Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman