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Which type of managers are the more successful ? Give examples
 

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I don't care if they have played the game or not, If they know how to manage the team to a great effect thats all that counts.

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managers which were bad players tend to make better managers

examples

Ferguson, Mourinho and Wenger

on the other hand, Tony Adams :)
 

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Mourinho never played. Keegan was a great player, but look at him as a manager.

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Mourinho played for an amateur football team :thmbup: there was pictures of him a couple of months ago playing for them too
 

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Mourinho played for an amateur football team
Who hasn't played in an amateur football team.

Mourinho is the only Manager I know in a top league that has never played the game at a professional level. Are there others? And I am not talking about if they were bad players, I mean haven't played.
 

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Luiz Felipe Scolari was a crap defender for Sociedade Esportiva Caxias do Sul.
 

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KyleLeonard said:
managers which were bad players tend to make better managers

examples

Ferguson, Mourinho and Wenger

on the other hand, Tony Adams :)

eh? Ferguson had a pretty good career, turned out for Rangers and played for Scotland a few times, back when they were a fairly decent team.
 

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KyleLeonard said:
Mourinho played for an amateur football team :thmbup: there was pictures of him a couple of months ago playing for them too
I meant professionally, and you know it.

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Managers who were successful in their professional player career usually tends to be carried away with their own style of play. If they were defender, they will tend to play defensive oriented game and vice-versa. Of course, there're managers who are also well-balanced like Capello and Ancelotti.

One example of world class player become a world class manager is Johan Cruyff.
 

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Mourinho is the only Manager I know in a top league that has never played the game at a professional level. Are there others?
I know it is not league, but Parreira never played either.
And there is other examples of good/great players who are good coaches: Beckenbauer, Zagallo, Tele Santana, Leao, Didi, Tim, Pepe, Evaristo de Macedo.
I would list Carlos Alberto Torres, but he was not really a good coach :)
 

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on the other hand, Tony Adams :)
Adams was doomed from the start at Wycombe, and everybody knows that. He had no experience at all and he was expected to steer a club clear of relegation? :howler: :rollani:
 

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cruyff is very good
let's see how well van basten does with the dutch team
 

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In France two "Players -> Managers" are doing very well lately, Le Guen with Lyon and even more sucessfull as player, Didier Deschamps with Monaco. Platini was disappointing with the French NT.
 

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manegers that were never very good players probably have more hunger to prove themselves, but apart from that there is no hard and fast rule, basically anyone with a passion for the game could be a good coach if they worked hard enough and had some wits about them, it's hardly rocket science.
 

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Thats a fair assessment. There are fewer non-player managers in football today that have been successful; i think only Alex Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger, Scolari, Benitez and some others could be rated as the best managers of their eras.
 

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We'll have to see how Stuart Pearce does at City. People presume that he will be a good manager because he was a great player and good captain. One game in he has been pretty impressive, despite our loss, and seems to be an improvement on Keegan. He did an alright job at Forest, who were a terrible team, and he was fighting a losing battle. He did win manager of the month there however.

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Arrigo Sacchi never played professionally but his Milan side is arguably if not the best Milan side in the Rossoneri's history :proud:
 
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