Jurgen Klopp and Erik ten Hag ‘tactically’ inferior to Steve Clarke – Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd(R) has claimed Scotland manager Steve Clarke(L) is ‘tactically and organisationally’ superior to current Liverpool and Manchester United managers Jurgen Klopp and Erik ten Hag.

This comes after Clarke led the nation to its fifth Euro 2024 qualifying win in a row against Cyprus on Friday night, meaning Scotland sit way ahead at the top of Group A on 15 points from a possible 15.

The former Kilmarnock boss is being praised from all angles and is on the verge of leading Scotland to a second consecutive Euros finals.

Ex-Rangers striker Boyd worked under Clarke whilst at Killie and knows exactly how good the 60-year-old really is when on the grass coaching his players.

And writing in The Scottish Sun, Boyd went as far as saying his old manager is not just right up there with Klopp and Ten Hag on a tactical level – but even BETTER than them.

Boyd wrote in his column: “There are Scotland players who work under managers regarded as the best in the business at club level. Unai Emery, Erik Ten Hag, Roberto de Zerbi, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp are all top operators.

“But, if you ask John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Billy Gilmour, Callum McGregor or Andy Robertson then I’m sure they will tell you Steve Clarke is as good as any of them.

“I’d be willing to bet that when it comes to tactics and organisational nous then he’s arguably even better.

“I’ve never made any secret of the fact Walter Smith was the best man-manager I’ve ever played for. However, in terms of coaching and being on the grass with players Clarke is on another level completely.

“You don’t get employed by Newcastle, Liverpool and Chelsea unless you are elite. How Kilmarnock managed to get someone of his calibre is quite incredible when you think about it.

“Now Scotland is benefiting from his expertise and they are absolutely flying.”




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