Five Fantastic Players Who Made so-so Coaches

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Five Fantastic Players Who Made so-so Coaches
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Soccer is a funny old game. 

There are players who are blessed with great natural talent and leadership abilities, who you would think would be able to translate those skills into management. But that is not often the case.

Too often we have seen soccer greats stumble when they have to pull on the tracksuit and pace the touchline.This leads us to the saying that great players make lousy managers and average players make great managers.

One of the prime examples of this is Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who was arguably an average defender with RC Strasbourg. (However he did play on a Championship team.) In addition, Jose Mourinho, one of the world's greatest coaches, never even played at the top level. 

Here are some players who were great on the field, but average on the touchline

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