|Former players coming back to manage the teams they played for is becoming a thing, who else would you like to see managing your favorite club? (Photo credit: Twitter)
Everton won their first league game under Frank Lampard over the weekend with a 3-0 win over Leeds United, while it didn’t quite work out in his opening league fixture against Newcastle, the new manager bounce can pick it up from the success of last weekend.
Aston Villa enjoyed great start to life under Steven Gerrard
and Arsenal are finding their feet under Mikel Arteta. We might not be able to
quote the likes of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Sean Dyche as their generation weren’t
exactly recent, but the rate at which former players are taking over reigns at
clubs is interesting.
The story would have been quite amazing had Wayne Rooney
been handed the Everton job while Lampard retains his job at Chelsea, although
it was widely reported that the former United player turned down the Toffees
job for him to overturn things at Derby.
Imagine Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, doing what he used to
do on the pitch from the Anfield dugout and Michael Carrick doing the same at
Manchester United – we saw him with three games, two wins and a draw before he
stepped down and left the club for Ralph Rangnick to take over.
Patrick Vieira is doing well at Crystal Palace but you’d
agree they deserve more than what they currently have in terms of points, it’s
the price you pay for trusting kids and if they stick together next term, they
would worry lots of teams.
The future is now for those players that we watched recently.
It’s a thing of joy to see former players taking up the dugout job, there are
some you could almost tell of their analytical skills and the level head to
manage fellow players, we’d certainly see more of them.
Vincent Kompany is already pulling his weight at Anderlecht,
you’d expect him to one day return to coach Manchester City. John Terry is
expected back soon as well after his unsuccessful bids to get a look-in by
Jack Wilshere has started his coaching badge, would you like
to see him coach Arsenal? Cesc Fabregas wouldn’t be a bad manager, he’s
intelligent and could cut it big as a gaffer, but I doubt he’d be welcomed at
Ledley King is one for Spurs, he was part of Jose Mourinho’s
set up, would you be surprised to see him soon in the Spurs dugout? How he was
overlooked for Ryan Mason when Mourinho was fired was quite shocking but he
could have a big managerial career.