Football Players Turned Managers


By Atharv Sharma
Published Jan 08, 2022

Hindustan Times


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What does it take for a great football player to advance to the position of manager?

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Here's a look at some former players who have gone on to become managers

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Diego Maradona

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He and Pele share the Fifa Player of the Century award, and he guided Argentina to the 1986 World Cup victory. He went on to become Argentina's head coach

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Johan Cruyff

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He was the pioneer of the 'Total Football' philosophy which revolutionised the game

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Bryan Robson

Bryan Robson became a ferocious midfielder during his days as a player. He began his managerial career by leading Middlesbrough to promotion to the Premier League

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Zinedine Zidane

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The legendary French player and former Real Madrid manager retired in style, and is now considered one of the world's most successful managers

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