Argentine club River Plate's coach Marcelo Gallardo speaks during a news conference ahead of his team's Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Osaka, western Japan, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Speaking softly and thoughtfully to the media, River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo, nicknamed "the Doll" due to his small stature and boyish looks, gives the impression that butter would not melt in his mouth.Behind the innocent exterior, however, lies one of the world's most astute coaches who River president Rodolfo D'Onofrio is certain will follow Argentines Diego Simeone, Mauricio Pochettino and Marcelo Bielsa to Europe.Heavily influenced by Bayern coach Pep Guardiola and former Argentina coach Bielsa, Gallardo has implemented a high intensity game based on the idea that his team should have as much possession as possible.Gallardo, who says he has trouble switching off and is close to becoming a football obsessive, played for Argentina under Bielsa.
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