WRITTEN BY BLAIR NEWMAN PRODUCED BY TIFO STUDIOS

The Raumdeuter role is a relatively new tactical concept. Its origins can be traced to a 2011 interview with Thomas Muller, who invented the term when asked by Suddeutsche Zeitung to explain his rather unique role within the Bayern Munich system. Since then, the role has become widely accepted thanks to its appearance in the popular Football Manager series. However, despite its increased prominence within football parlance, there remains confusion over what it actually means.

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