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Osvaldo Ardiles

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.

Related websites

THFC- Hall of Fame 08-02_2008


Record at Sporting Heros

Record at Futbol Pasion

2006 Interview

Ossie Ardiles managerial statistics

Futbol Factory profile

Sunday Times article 9 August, 2009

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