Emma Hayes has earned some well-deserved plaudits for her insightful and well-researched commentary throughout the European Championship - and a recent picture has emerged showing how much preparation goes into her craft.
The Chelsea Ladies head coach, who guided the Blues to a Women's Super League title last season, has been feeding the nation with tactical nous and knowledge in a number of Euro 2020 fixtures, including Spain's victory against Croatia on Monday.
And ahead of that round of 16 game at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, fellow commentator Karen Carney gave fans an insight into Hayes' pre-match preparation by posting a picture of her detailed notes. Now, this is some serious prep.
Emma Hayes is printing out Powerpoint presentations to give us well-researched and insightful commentary at the Euros. This is how it's done pic.twitter.com/uhDNugTldj- Jack Kenmare (@jackkenmare_) June 29, 2021
It was announced back in May that the Chelsea boss would join ITV's punditry line-up alongside the likes of Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Nadia Nadim, as well as Graeme Souness, Patrick Vieira and Ian Wright, who labelled Hayes' commentary as "elite" earlier this month.
Just listen to Emma Hayes feeding us insight and knowledge :heart: Elite.- Ian Wright (@IanWright0) June 14, 2021
It's fair to say the decision to bring the 44-year-old manager on board was a stroke of genius from the TV broadcaster.
Here is just a number of social media reactions to Hayes' commentary from Monday afternoon's clash between Spain and Croatia. Oh, and let's not forget Joe Speight, the main commentator who was also in outstanding form throughout.
Gimme Emma Hayes and Ally McCoist as an analysis double pivot- James Benge (@jamesbenge) June 28, 2021
Emma Hayes, on co-commentary:- The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) June 28, 2021
"It's been a surprise to see Jordi Alba left out of the Spain side; he registered the in La Liga last season".
Podcast makers, half time pundits and football managers taking in this Emma Hayes sermon... pic.twitter.com/dW6Yyj71xL- Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) June 28, 2021
The level of detail in Emma Hayes' insight is so refreshing. By far and away the best co-commentator at the tournament #Euro2020- FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 28, 2021
Thoughts on Emma Hayes' commentary during the tournament? Is she the best in the business?
Let us know in the comments.
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