Football Manager Fashion

How to dress like a football manager

Kwame Wilson

Web Copy Producer, Menswear

This summer’s sporting spectacle will be taking place in Brazil, with the world looking at the happenings on the pitch and all the gossip and rumours off it. As the players will be sporting new stylish kits, it’s important that their managers stay cool and look sharp in the heat. Here’s a style guide to four international football managers who are sure to put in a world class performance with their touchline attire.

The German manager is a man that takes pride in presentation and style both on the pitch and off it. Loew and his assistant impressed a lot of fans and pundits last time round with their matching wardrobes, opting for long sleeved shirts in the day and a blazer paired with a cashmere v-neck during night games. Whatever the weather or opposition, this manager is more than ready for the big kick off.

Italian Cesare Prandelli is sure to impress with his suiting selection. A purveyor of the slim fit navy suit matched with a white shirt, the Italian boss compliments this with a blue tie to match the blue of the Azzuri, finished off with a classic pair of Oxford shoes. Contrary to his mindset on the pitch, Prandelli definitely believes attack is the best form of defence with his pitch-side ensemble.

With the England boss, you can guarantee two things, efficiency and effort. Hodgson may not be the most experimental in terms of his wardrobe and his starting XI, but you can rest assured he will be looking like the consummate professional. Expect a classic tailored suit in a grey hue, smart tie and a crisp plain shirt with Oxford shoes.

Fabio Capello was known for three things during his tenure as head coach of England, his trademark glasses, bubble perm and sharp suits. Now in charge of the Russian national team, the Italian will be looking to maintain his pristine 3-piece look on the sidelines and in press conferences. Capello is a fan of tradition and will opt for a classic silhouette and elegant footwear such as Derby shoes.