Best Players Who Became Coaches

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Best Players Who Became Coaches
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There are a number of great managers who learnt their trade after a less-than-successful playing career.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho are two of the finest examples of this. Mourinho's playing career lasted just eight years before embarking on a life in coaching, via numerous routes that included Sir Bobby Robson's translator at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.

However, there are a number of the world's best coaches that flourished following glistening careers playing the game.

Here are five of the best players that became coaches.

There are, of course, many, many examples of this, so if you'd think one of the following should be replaced by a manager of your choice, then let me know on the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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