Interesting thoughts here. I would agree with this separate breed of manager between the philosophers and the pragmatists.
Let’s not forget that Laurent Blanc won everything in France with Bordeaux before Paris Saint-Germain and did his best to manage the French national team for a bit. That actually makes even more confusing that his name hasn’t popped up with all the rest in the rumour mill.
Blanc, Manuel Pellegrini, Massimiliano Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti are good shouts for this type of manager. Who else could fit the bill?