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Top PSL Tacticians

The South African Premier Soccer League may have its own culture and style of play, but we cannot deny the impact European coaches had on our game.

The Fan Park crew will now take a look at the best tacticians in the PSL and what makes them so special in this regard.

Stuart Baxter
Arguably one of the best coaches in the South African game, Baxter is known for his tactical astuteness and ability to fine-tune his starting XI for every single game. He also rotates his squad skilfully and is known to be an excellent man manager.

Roger De Sa
The Ajax Cape Town boss is enjoying a good spell in the Mother City and it is his ability to get the best out of a rather limited squad which gets him a mention on this list. De Sa opts for a style of play whereby the team presses high up the pitch... Whoever he chooses in his starting XI, they always know what their roles are.

Pitso Mosimane
Jingles, as he is known locally, has to manage a huge squad at Mamelodi Sundowns. The astonishing thing about this is that the players always know what’s expected, even though Mosimane adapts to each game as opposed to having one tactic or preferred starting XI.

Kosta Papic
Papic has most definitely turned things around at Polokwane City this season, as the squad looks much fresher and rejuvenated than in the previous campaign. Rise and Shine now find themselves playing some of the most attractive football in the league due to Papic’s tactical passing game.

What other PSL tacticians can you think of? 

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