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Complex Systems: Pep Guardiola Case Study

Recently I posted an article entitled, “A Deeper Look into Tactical Periodization” (Click here for article, and with the current hype surrounding the work of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, I want to expand upon the thoughts I suggested in the previous article. Under the Structured Training and Tactical Periodization methodology, a soccer team is conceived as a complex system, where a group of players interact with one another to achieve a common goal (a certain way of playing, with the aim of achieving victory) (Tamarit, 2014). Interestingly, Edgar Morin’s four principles that guide the complex thin

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