New: Stuart Pearce's definitive guide to roles and responsibilities in the 4-3-3 formation

The England and Nottingham Forest legend takes us through one of the most popular formations in soccer.

Dec 24th 2021

Written by The Coaching Manual

Stuart Pearce is one of the most respected people in the game. Having played over 550 professional games and managed 3 clubs and England Under-21s, he was a fierce competitor on the field and is a consummate professional off it.

In this series of guides, created in partnership with the LMA, West Ham United first-team coach Pearce presents his definitive approach to the 1-4-3-3 formation and the roles and responsibilities within it.

He breaks down every player's responsibility when playing in a 1-4-3-3, from Goalkeepers to Central Holding Midfielders, Full Backs, Wingers, and Strikers. With diagrams, animations, and footage captured with Pearce at the Home of England Football, St George's Park, this exclusive content is useful for all coaches.

As well as introducing the formation and defining the levels of responsibility that players have within it, Pearce focuses specifically on what is expected of the following positions in a 1-4-3-3:

This content is a must for anyone using or considering using a 1-4-3-3 formation, or in fact any coach who wants to further their learning in the game. It's available in full with a Premium subscription to The Coaching Manual, along with a library of 1000s of other great pieces of content as well as professional organisational tools that help you organise your training at your fingertips.

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