Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles (born 3 August 1952 in Cordoba Province), often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentinian national team.
On 7 February 2008 Ossie Ardiles, along with his fellow countryman Ricky Villa, was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.
In July 1989, Osvaldo Ardiles moved into football management with second division Swindon Town when Lou Macari resigned to join West Ham in July 1989. He wowed fans by replacing the long ball style which had been so successful with a new "Samba style", which saw the Town playing attractive attacking football. Part of this change was the new "diamond formation" which Ardiles implemented - a 4-4-2 style with left-sided, right-sided, attacking and defensive midfielders.
THFC- Hall of Fame 08-02_2008
Record at Sporting Heros
Record at Futbol Pasion
Ossie Ardiles managerial statistics
Futbol Factory profile
Sunday Times article 9 August, 2009
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