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VINOVO, Italy—For the privilege of pacing the soccer sidelines of Italy, nearly all top-level soccer managers go through the same rite of passage: an education at Coverciano, hidden in the hills of Tuscany. More than just the national training center, Coverciano’s sun-baked campus churns out the most tactically-obsessed coaches in the world. Publishing a thesis on soccer strategy is mandatory to graduate.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri did his time there in 2005. His 18-page meditation on three-man midfields earned…

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