You’re either a ‘tracksuit’ manager or you’re a manager who dresses to impress. Most legendary football managers have a very distinct, unmistakable style that they’ve become known for over the years. But, what would happen if they switched it up?
Would the tracksuit managers benefit from the luxury tailored suits of the well-dressed managers? Or would the drastically different style not work at all? Well, we’ve re-imagined what some of those who are firmly on ‘team tracksuit’ would look like in some of the more fashion-forward managers touchline fits.
Well versed in both fashion and football, Thread's in-house stylist, Freddie Kemp, remodels a selection of football's most iconic 'tracksuit managers' and redressed them in the sideline fits of some of adversaries and the results are...interesting!
You can read Freddie's thinking behind each look here.
And check out our gallery below for the restyled managers.
5. Tony Pulis inspired by Diego Simeone
With an obvious attachment to baseball caps and almost always sporting a full tracksuit look, it’s safe to say that Tony Pulis is very much fond of his usual style. But, Freddie thinks that Tony’s always looked a little out of place in a tracksuit.
6. Maurizio Sarri inspired by Gareth Southgate
Maurizio Sarri’s tracksuit style is pretty iconic on the touchline. We often see him sporting a loose polo shirt with tracksuit bottoms and trainers - which Freddie thinks works well for him and helps reflect his relaxed, Italian nature.
7. Neil Warnock inspired by Ronald Koeman
Neil Warnock often opts for a very simple tracksuit with old-school boots that looks as if he’s always ready and willing to sub himself onto the pitch. His look has a classic, relaxed managerial aesthetic but can be easily jazzed up into a more smart casual yet still comfortable vibe.
8. Sean Dyche inspired by Quique Sanchez Flores
Sean Dyche very rarely switches up his style and opts for the same black jacket every match. Like an officer in the armed forces, Sean has a uniform look that he likes to stick to. His shoes are always well polished and his shirt underneath the infamous jacket is crisp.