From the manager you love, to the 25 teams you hate - via the Matrix

As the August issue of FourFourTwo hits the shelves, Jamie Dickenson explains why you should buy it...

What drives the King of Catalonia? We delve deep into the genius of Pep Guardiola to bring you an exclusive insight into the workings of the Nou Camp boss.

How has the Barcelona manager developed arguably the greatest club side in history? Will he ever coach in the Premier League? We speak to those close to him for the ultimate lowdown on the man FourFourTwo.com voters ranked the best manager in the world right now.

Elsewhere, we uncover the 25 most hated teams of all time. No one liked them, they didn’t care – and from catenaccio-crazy Inter in the 1960s to modern-day moneysplashers Crawley Town, they’re all here.

We also bring you the story behind Paul Lambert’s rapid rise to the top. The Norwich boss explains the back-to-back promotions in his own words.

And now for something completely different: we take a step out of the ordinary to bring you a One-on-One interview with eccentric Italian defender Marco Materazzi. The Matrix answers readers’ questions on that infamous Zidane headbutt, winning the World Cup and making Jose Mourinho cry.

FourFourTwo also reveals the craziest man in football: Lutz Pfannensteil. The German goalkeeper has served time in a brutal Singapore prison, been brought back to life and played for teams in all six continents (including Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang). He reveals all.

We discuss the Financial Fair Flay regulations set to drastically change the nature of the European club game from 2013-2014. How will your club be affected?

And Ajax’s ‘Toekomst’ Academy is uncovered in the first of our features on youth development. The technologically acute centre hopes to put the Amsterdam club back in the upper echelons of this brave new budgeted world. It looks a bit nifty, too.

The August issue of FourFourTwo contains exclusive interviews with... Faye White, Dwight Yorke, Wesley Sneijder, Christian Eriksen, Lee Dixon, Xavi, John Barnes, Marco Materazzi, Nathan Dyer, Michael Carrick, Kieran Gibbs, Juanma Lillo, Izale McLeod, Frank de Boer, Jesper Blomqvist, Carlo Mazzone, Carles Naval, Antonio Cassano, Jan Olde Riekerink, Adrian Lewis, John Sheridan, Nicky Butt, Paul Robinson, Charly Rexach, Lee Tomlin, Sergio Batista, David Endt, Graeme Swann, Peter Shilton, Andrew Cole, Sergio Busquets, Matt Holland, Ben Griffin, Geoff Hurst, Joe Hart, Mitch Day, Manuel Estiarte, Lee Peltier, Paul Lambert, Lutz Pfannenstiel, Michel Salgado, Sven Goran Eriksson, Josep Guardiola’s sister and Michael ‘Baby Merch’ Duberry.

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