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Articles by Uli Hesse

14 July 2018
In 2014, he scored the winner in the World Cup final after being told to "show you’re better than Messi" by Germany manager Joachim Löw. Fast-forward four years and Die Mannschaft’s former golden boy is struggling to save his career
Cruyff, Beckenbauer 1974
6 June 2018
Rarely do the two best player's face each other in a World Cup final; they did in 1974, though...
22 March 2018
We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp's lower league playing career has shaped his management style
2 April 2016
Everybody’s talking about it, from confused TV pundits to bluffing pub bores, but what is pressing and where did it come from in the first place? As current kingpins Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino prepare to face off this weekend, Uli Hesse has the answers...
7 March 2016
Three years ago, FFT went behind the scenes at Borussia Dortmund to see how one of the world's hippest clubs was made. A lot has happened since then, including the opening of a Singapore office and a trip to Asia. So we dropped in for another visit...
26 January 2016
When he took over at Bayern Munich in 2009 the Bavarians were in turmoil. Having described himself as “self-confident, dominant and arrogant” in his first press conference, the Dutchman transformed the club, taking them to a league and cup double. But how? Uli Hesse explains…
13 November 2015
Renowned for its atmosphere and Europe’s biggest terrace, Borussia Dortmund’s home nearly didn’t get built – then nearly dragged the club under. Uli Hesse explains how
10 October 2015
German writer Uli Hesse has had the pleasure of Klopp's company more than once, and explains what it's really like speaking to the Reds chief one-on-one...
6 October 2015
In spring, as Dortmund tried to ease themselves away from the drop zone, Uli Hesse examined Jurgen Klopp’s approach to the club’s crisis – and the chances of a move to England...
16 July 2015
The bearded one may have endured a bad final season at Borussia Dortmund, but the brilliant six that preceded it were only made possible by the world's most charismatic boss...