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The Manager

The Manager

 

Listen to the manager's match day and try to answer these questions:

 

 

  1. What does the manager do when there is no match?
  2. Who does a different type of training?
  3. What formations does the manager like to use?

When you have finished, click on learn below for some practice activities, then try the quiz.

Improve your listening

 
Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the pictures to some of the football phrases you heard in the listening.
Can you match the football words to the picture?

 

 
 
Activity 2: In this activity, you have to complete the gaps in the sentences. Listen again if you're not sure of the answer.
Listen again and put the words in the correct part of the text.
 

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What do you think?

Was the listening easy or difficult?
What's the most difficult thing about a manager's job?
Is it more difficut to be manager of a big team or a small team?
Is Sir Alex Ferguson the best ever manager?
 

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AndrewJfk's picture
AndrewJfk
19/01/2024
ES
66
points

Listening was easy and helpful!!

I think the most difficult part of manager's job is to make that all players arriving at time to a training when a match is near. There are another thing difficult of the manager's job, be able to combine his job with his family life, usually the place to training is far away from his home and he spend a lot of time there in this team's training camp.
Being a manager is difficult in both senses, the manager need to have everything under his control, including the most important thing, his players...
I don't know if Sir Alex Ferguson is the best ever manager all around the world, I've never hear about him, the reason is a don't know anything about football.


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AndrewJfk
19/01/2024 12:44
Spain
Chelsea
66

Listening was easy and helpful!!

I think the most difficult part of manager's job is to make that all players arriving at time to a training when a match is near. There are another thing difficult of the manager's job, be able to combine his job with his family life, usually the place to training is far away from his home and he spend a lot of time there in this team's training camp.
Being a manager is difficult in both senses, the manager need to have everything under his control, including the most important thing, his players...
I don't know if Sir Alex Ferguson is the best ever manager all around the world, I've never hear about him, the reason is a don't know anything about football.

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Rath6180
30/11/2022
GB
759
points

I think the most difficult part of a manager's job getting the tactics right.


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Rath6180
30/11/2022 11:04
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

I think the most difficult part of a manager's job getting the tactics right.

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julietthor
19/04/2021
MY
222
points

I did well in the quiz today. Listening was very difficult because I couldn't hear clearly and got some answers incorrect. I would like to me a Manager but it is not easy.


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julietthor
19/04/2021 05:24
Malaysia
Chelsea
222

I did well in the quiz today. Listening was very difficult because I couldn't hear clearly and got some answers incorrect. I would like to me a Manager but it is not easy.

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Gabriel Amaral
06/03/2021
BR
1512
points

It was easy and helpful. I think is the routine, being far away from home and family most part of time (if there's a job they like, it should be pleasant to do the atributtions day by day). I think there's no size differences: there is another kind of difficulties each. I think Sir Alex Ferguson is certainlly a legend, but I'm not sure about him being the best ever, because there is a lot of another competent and winners managers, such as Jose Mourinho, Mario Zagallo and Pepe Guardiola, for example.


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Gabriel Amaral
06/03/2021 17:55
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It was easy and helpful. I think is the routine, being far away from home and family most part of time (if there's a job they like, it should be pleasant to do the atributtions day by day). I think there's no size differences: there is another kind of difficulties each. I think Sir Alex Ferguson is certainlly a legend, but I'm not sure about him being the best ever, because there is a lot of another competent and winners managers, such as Jose Mourinho, Mario Zagallo and Pepe Guardiola, for example.

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eugenpetcu12
10/02/2021
RO
154
points

The listening was easier to understand. The most difficult thing about managers's job is to motivate players match by match. It is more difficult to work with big teams beacause there are the best footballers in the world which they ooze character and they must be motivated all the time with different speeches. Yes, Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the biggest coach all time beacause he won a lot of competitions like Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and so on. I don't remember if he won a world cup but who cares as long as he is former of Cristiano Ronaldo :)


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eugenpetcu12
10/02/2021 13:46
Romania
Chelsea
154

The listening was easier to understand. The most difficult thing about managers's job is to motivate players match by match. It is more difficult to work with big teams beacause there are the best footballers in the world which they ooze character and they must be motivated all the time with different speeches. Yes, Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the biggest coach all time beacause he won a lot of competitions like Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and so on. I don't remember if he won a world cup but who cares as long as he is former of Cristiano Ronaldo :)

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lucascordeiro
24/12/2020
BR
26
points

It was easy.


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lucascordeiro
24/12/2020 05:54
Brazil
Everton
26

It was easy.

marynchukdenys1984's picture
marynchukdenys1984
02/12/2020
UA
272
points

Hi everyone, listening was easy. The manager's job is more difficult and interesting. Sir was the biggest manager in the world. Thanks a lot for the lesson.


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marynchukdenys1984
02/12/2020 19:36
Ukraine
Liverpool
272

Hi everyone, listening was easy. The manager's job is more difficult and interesting. Sir was the biggest manager in the world. Thanks a lot for the lesson.

Gabriel5
16/11/2020
AR
163
points

I can't see the pictures above. Thanks.


Gabriel5
16/11/2020 09:53
Argentina
Crystal Palace
163

I can't see the pictures above. Thanks.

admin's picture
admin
17/11/2020
GB
560
points

Hmmm - I can't see them either. Thanks for letting us know. I'll see if we can fix it.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


admin's picture
admin
17/11/2020 10:21
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hmmm - I can't see them either. Thanks for letting us know. I'll see if we can fix it.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

hectorodriguez10
13/09/2020
ES
4
points

Good activity


hectorodriguez10
13/09/2020 16:12
Spain
Chelsea
4

Good activity

bruzz93
10/06/2020
IT
15
points

For me the listening is too easy and the exercise to.


bruzz93
10/06/2020 14:00
Italy
Tottenham Hotspur
15

For me the listening is too easy and the exercise to.

mraschford
10/06/2020
FR
55
points

It's very easy but we can't see the images


mraschford
10/06/2020 10:09
France
Manchester United
55

It's very easy but we can't see the images

Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020
HU
3396
points

More difficult if you are a manager of a big team, Because you have to keep the team in the top.
Sir Alex Ferguson one of the best football managers in the Premier League.


Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020 12:44
Hungary
Chelsea
3396

More difficult if you are a manager of a big team, Because you have to keep the team in the top.
Sir Alex Ferguson one of the best football managers in the Premier League.

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palaszabi
24/03/2020
HU
278
points

it was easy.
He is work very complex.


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palaszabi
24/03/2020 12:31
Hungary
Arsenal
278

it was easy.
He is work very complex.

jcbl
20/02/2020
CO
15
points

it was easy.

the most difficult part is handle the pressure for get the results, beacuse in front of you , there are thousands of people who spect win all the matches.

definitely , is harder be the manager of a big team. Its means , more games, more competitions, better players, big egos, more work hours.

Sir Alex is the manager who has won more trophies in history, so if we count just the numbres, we can say yes, and personally i like to much Ferguson´s team.


jcbl
20/02/2020 18:19
Colombia
Manchester United
15

it was easy.

the most difficult part is handle the pressure for get the results, beacuse in front of you , there are thousands of people who spect win all the matches.

definitely , is harder be the manager of a big team. Its means , more games, more competitions, better players, big egos, more work hours.

Sir Alex is the manager who has won more trophies in history, so if we count just the numbres, we can say yes, and personally i like to much Ferguson´s team.

Hsn5840
25/01/2020
TR
0
points

It was easy.

Most difficul thing about manager's job is to communicate with the young players who comes different family/country / culture and try to motivate all of them.

To be manager of successful team is subject of to be proud.

In my opinion Sir Alex Ferguson is the best ever manager even I am fan of Tottenham. It was funny that when his team M.U winning the match he always shows his wristwatch to the referee with aim to effect and force him to finish the match immediately.
Bye.


Hsn5840
25/01/2020 15:10
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
0

It was easy.

Most difficul thing about manager's job is to communicate with the young players who comes different family/country / culture and try to motivate all of them.

To be manager of successful team is subject of to be proud.

In my opinion Sir Alex Ferguson is the best ever manager even I am fan of Tottenham. It was funny that when his team M.U winning the match he always shows his wristwatch to the referee with aim to effect and force him to finish the match immediately.
Bye.

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josegsalass
05/11/2019
VE
581
points

It was easy. Most of the words are common so it was to understand the dialogue.
The hardest part of a manager´s job is to deal with players' attitudes and behavior inside and outside the pitch.
I thin it is most difficult to be the manager of a big team because they always have some players with star status whose behavior is always a concern.
I think in the Premier league, Ferguson has been the best ever manager.


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josegsalass
05/11/2019 16:50
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

It was easy. Most of the words are common so it was to understand the dialogue.
The hardest part of a manager´s job is to deal with players' attitudes and behavior inside and outside the pitch.
I thin it is most difficult to be the manager of a big team because they always have some players with star status whose behavior is always a concern.
I think in the Premier league, Ferguson has been the best ever manager.

stevewankou
03/09/2019
US
97
points

The listening was too easy
It is more easier to be manage a bigteam than a small team because the players are already professional they understand quickly the tactics that you want to apply
Yeah for me is one of the best manager


stevewankou
03/09/2019 19:55
United States
Liverpool
97

The listening was too easy
It is more easier to be manage a bigteam than a small team because the players are already professional they understand quickly the tactics that you want to apply
Yeah for me is one of the best manager

Tee
23/08/2019
JP
309
points

It was so so.
I think constract their mind.


Tee
23/08/2019 01:26
Japan
Manchester City
309

It was so so.
I think constract their mind.

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HarshG
22/08/2019
IN
49
points

Easy. Difficult thing about managers job is develop tactics and formation for matches.
It is difficult to be manager of big team.
Sir Alex Ferguson was the best ever manager and he managed Manchester United very good in his management period.
1. When there is no match, players come to manager for training and he trains players with trainers.
2. Goalkeeper does different type of training.
3. Manager like to use 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 formation in the match.


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HarshG
22/08/2019 14:36
India
Manchester United
49

Easy. Difficult thing about managers job is develop tactics and formation for matches.
It is difficult to be manager of big team.
Sir Alex Ferguson was the best ever manager and he managed Manchester United very good in his management period.
1. When there is no match, players come to manager for training and he trains players with trainers.
2. Goalkeeper does different type of training.
3. Manager like to use 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 formation in the match.

Torofootball
14/06/2019
MX
120
points

The listening was easy to understand.
The most difficult part of a manager would be to encourage his players to win titles and use the wright tactics to beat rivals.
Sometimes the high pressure at big teams struggle managers because the need of winning titles. But the small team’s managers struggle as well because the lack of top quality players to meek the job.


Torofootball
14/06/2019 04:33
Mexico
Manchester United
120

The listening was easy to understand.
The most difficult part of a manager would be to encourage his players to win titles and use the wright tactics to beat rivals.
Sometimes the high pressure at big teams struggle managers because the need of winning titles. But the small team’s managers struggle as well because the lack of top quality players to meek the job.

Tatiane
23/04/2019
BR
154
points

The listening was quite easy.
The most difficult thing about to be a manager is to get trust and respect of all players.
Is more difficult to be manager of a big team because you'll receive more charge.
And I don't know if Sir Alex Gerguson is the best ever manager but, for sure, he is a big one.


Tatiane
23/04/2019 00:53
Brazil
Everton
154

The listening was quite easy.
The most difficult thing about to be a manager is to get trust and respect of all players.
Is more difficult to be manager of a big team because you'll receive more charge.
And I don't know if Sir Alex Gerguson is the best ever manager but, for sure, he is a big one.

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Achilles
17/02/2019
GR
69
points

The listening activity was easy.
The most difficult thing about a manager's job is that he should shout to the players when he wants to tell them something.
Being a manager of a big team is more challenging.
Ferguson is one of the best managers of all time.


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Achilles
17/02/2019 09:42
Greece
Chelsea
69

The listening activity was easy.
The most difficult thing about a manager's job is that he should shout to the players when he wants to tell them something.
Being a manager of a big team is more challenging.
Ferguson is one of the best managers of all time.

iwolf
03/01/2019
EG
13
points

the listening was easy.

in my opinion the most difficult in football coaching is the tactics part.

more difficult to be a manager for a small team as a lack of resources and money there.

for me ,jose mourinho is the greatest of all time.


iwolf
03/01/2019 16:29
Egypt
Everton
13

the listening was easy.

in my opinion the most difficult in football coaching is the tactics part.

more difficult to be a manager for a small team as a lack of resources and money there.

for me ,jose mourinho is the greatest of all time.

Jakub123
26/09/2018
PL
96
points

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.


Jakub123
26/09/2018 18:05
Poland
Manchester United
96

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.

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bao1960
08/08/2018
VN
430
points

It is great lesson.


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bao1960
08/08/2018 09:13
Vietnam
Manchester United
430

It is great lesson.

bao1960's picture
bao1960
08/08/2018
VN
430
points

i and my students Tyler,Victor did a good job.


bao1960's picture
bao1960
08/08/2018 09:08
Vietnam
Manchester United
430

i and my students Tyler,Victor did a good job.

bao1960's picture
bao1960
08/08/2018
VN
430
points

i and my students Tyler,Victor did a good job.


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bao1960
08/08/2018 08:26
Vietnam
Manchester United
430

i and my students Tyler,Victor did a good job.

VanessaG
17/07/2018
MX
334
points

So so


VanessaG
17/07/2018 21:13
Mexico
Chelsea
334

So so

nikola.mr
07/04/2018
RS
68
points

easy listening


nikola.mr
07/04/2018 15:29
Serbia
Manchester United
68

easy listening

luzediht
08/02/2018
MX
10
points

all was funny


luzediht
08/02/2018 21:46
Mexico
Manchester City
10

all was funny

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misabog
30/01/2018
RS
319
points

The listening was easy.


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misabog
30/01/2018 20:01
Serbia
Liverpool
319

The listening was easy.

jmesav92
30/11/2017
CO
297
points

The listening was complicated :/


jmesav92
30/11/2017 22:04
Colombia
Chelsea
297

The listening was complicated :/

jarek8385
30/11/2017
PL
25
points

I want to improve my english!


jarek8385
30/11/2017 13:47
Poland
Chelsea
25

I want to improve my english!

banidja10
11/09/2017
RS
53
points

:D hehee good

 


banidja10
11/09/2017 15:23
Serbia
Manchester United
53

:D hehee good

 

Zlajkan
12/01/2017
RS
168
points

It was easy.


Zlajkan
12/01/2017 10:01
Serbia
Liverpool
168

It was easy.

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Ghigo
01/08/2016
IT
962
points

The listening was right for me.
Yes the manager job is a fantastic job but not very easy.
In my opinion as difficoult to be a manager of a big team as to be a manager of small team.
Yes Sir Alex Ferguson is th best


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Ghigo
01/08/2016 09:49
Italy
Liverpool
962

The listening was right for me.
Yes the manager job is a fantastic job but not very easy.
In my opinion as difficoult to be a manager of a big team as to be a manager of small team.
Yes Sir Alex Ferguson is th best

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assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Manchester United are our rivals,but I can not ignore that Sir Alex Feguson is the best manager in football history.


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assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Manchester United are our rivals,but I can not ignore that Sir Alex Feguson is the best manager in football history.

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assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it is difficult to be a manager of a big team.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:11
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it is difficult to be a manager of a big team.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it is how to let the players give all what they have.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it is how to let the players give all what they have.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

It was easy.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:08
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

It was easy.

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aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
3557
points

Sir Alex is one of the greatest in this game.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Sir Alex is one of the greatest in this game.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
3557
points

When you're a manager of a big team the pressure is bigger and you have big responsability also.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

When you're a manager of a big team the pressure is bigger and you have big responsability also.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
3557
points

The most difficult about a manager's job is the thing he has to make a team and it means that he has to know well all of his players and try to find the ideal position for them. If he changes his tactics then again he has to try with different players or change the rolls they play.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:14
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The most difficult about a manager's job is the thing he has to make a team and it means that he has to know well all of his players and try to find the ideal position for them. If he changes his tactics then again he has to try with different players or change the rolls they play.

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aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
3557
points

The listening was just fine.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:11
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The listening was just fine.

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
4770
points

The most difficult thing about a manager's job is selection especially if there are a lot of excellent players to choose from


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:03
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

The most difficult thing about a manager's job is selection especially if there are a lot of excellent players to choose from

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
4770
points

It was easy listening


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

It was easy listening

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
4770
points

It's more difficult to manage a big team because of the pressures that comes from fans


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 17:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

It's more difficult to manage a big team because of the pressures that comes from fans

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
4770
points

Sir Alex Fergus Ferguson is the best club manager ever but not the best manager ever


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 17:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

Sir Alex Fergus Ferguson is the best club manager ever but not the best manager ever

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9aragorn19863557
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2Ukraine33447
3Spain28739
4Serbia27344
5Brazil22818
6Albania20578
7Vietnam20103
8Turkey19952
9Macedonia19074
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1Manchester United142699
2Liverpool110237
3Chelsea89350
4Arsenal85545
5Manchester City57755
6Tottenham Hotspur19138
7Newcastle United10516
8West Ham United7538
9AFC Bournemouth4569
10Crystal Palace4486

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