Top 5 Successful Football managers who never played football



Football managers are believed to have played football at some point in their career but there are some who never featured in the beautiful game but they are doing pretty well in the football management business.

There are a handful of football managers who started off as footballers and there are also some who ventured into a different business before launching their football management career.

Consequent to the above, FCNaija will be picking out the top 10 managers who never played football professionally before launching their football management career.

Check out the list in the gallery below:

5. Andre Villas-Boas

(Chelsea 2011-2012, Tottenham 2012-2013)

The Portuguese owe his coaching career to Bobby Robson. Starting as a teenager, he obtained his coaching qualifications while working under Robson at Porto. He served as an assistant to Jose Mourinho before taking the top job at Liga side Academica aged just 32. The following year he won the league and cup double and the Europa League in his one season at Porto before heading to Chelsea, where he was dubbed the new Mourinho. But he lasted less than a season with the Blues, and little more than one at Tottenham, before stints at Zenit St Petersburg and, now, Shanghai SIPG.

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