Nine world-class managers whose playing careers were awful

Harry Kettle

Right, so, managers tend not to be great players do they? With the exception of your Pep Guardiolas and Luis Enriques, who won just about everything under the sun, most of them were as useful as a chocolate teapot when playing.

Some world-class coaches strike us as the sort of chaps, whose parents were told; “your son has a lot of heart”, by their Sunday League manager. Which translates to, ‘they’re more useful as far away from the pitch, as Roy Hodgson is from the English national side’.

Here are nine prime examples of managers whose playing careers were pretty awful…