SC East Bengal’s arrival in the Indian Super League (ISL) has turned up the excitement quotient in the league. The historic Kolkata club has made heads turn by signing some top foreign players to bolster its chances this term, especially considering it will have the shortest pre-season among the 11 clubs.  At the helm of the club’s affairs is a man who has seen the highest of highs in global football – former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. Embarking on his managerial career’s biggest challenge, Fowler is keen to make a mark in the ISL and form his unique style of play – a combination of the gegenpress and tiki-taka.

Excerpts from an exclusive interaction with Sportstar:

Q: The football world is divided over the two most popular styles of play currently – Jurgen Klopp’s Gegenpress at Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s possession-based tiki-taka at Manchester City. What…

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