Former players turning managers: Who are you rooting for?

  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 ...

 

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 Chelsea.

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 Arsenal.

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.

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