Year: 1924

Jimmy Hogan's story is a fascinating one, as he used his tactical innovations to become a legend in European football rather than his native England. He coached in numerous countries, including the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, France, Switzerland, and Germany before finally making his way home to England, and all along the way preached the idea of possessing the ball with short passes rather than playing the direct, end-to-end style that was the British trademark.

Largely dismissed in England, Hogan's doctrine became a staple of the European game as his former players became the coaches that shaped future generations of players.