This game comes naturally to Neuer, who has trained with outfield players since his days in Schalke’s youth team. Although Van Gaal spent four years managing Barça, Cruyff was still the club’s football philosopher, in or out of residence. Embarrassed, ashamed and hurt, yet demanding a backlash, drastic action was taken and the failure of 2000 resulted in a major overhaul. Philosophies and methods run throughout the board at these clubs as coaches are given plans and feedbacks weekly, sessions stop collectively as even drink breaks are done simultaneously across the age groups. After several years of remarkable work with limited resources at his hometown club Kortrijk, Vanhaezebrouck became Gent coach in 2014, tasked with restoring pride at a club that had become an also-ran.