8 former Premier League players you had no idea had entered management

Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Managing Editor

Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff make up a few names on a list of world-class players that turned out to be world-class managers, too.

That list is very small, though. And despite the likes of Ryan Giggs feeling like they have some divine right to a top flight managerial job, the truth is, it’s hard to make the transition from the pitch to the dugout.

That’s not to say that it isn’t a well trodden path, with even the most niche and unmemorable former Premier League footballers giving management a go.

Whilst you’re taking this glorious trip down memory lane, it would be rude for us not to relive Tony Popovic’s wonderful own goal. A real career-defying moment.


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