5 Players Accept the Most Successful Managers in the Premier League

5 Players Accept the Most Successful Managers in the Premier League

In today’s era, the English lover community may find it hard to see again the role of player-manager or player who also serves as a team manager. But in fact, some names could be a byword.

Nowadays clubs want to be just instant. In fact, a figure that does have a name so a manager like Frank De Boer just been eliminated from Crystal Palace even though only four weeks this season English League run.

Moreover, the task is charged to players who are also managers? Maybe Ryan Giggs became the last name in charge as a player and manager at a time when menukangi Manchester United in the end of the English League 2013-14 season.

Nevertheless, in fact breakthrough player-manager has been a prima donna in the past. Some successful names prove themselves. The following five are quoted from Sportskeeda:

Gordon Strachan

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan looks on before their Scottish Premier League match against Hearts at Celtic Park in Glasgow, on May 24.AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS
Scottish national team manager, Gordon Strachan, started his managerial career as a co-manager at Coventry City. He did not give the title to the club, but success played a major role in saving his team from relegation in 1996/97.

Strachan was brought to the Midlands club by Manager Ron Atkinson in the second half of the 1994/95 season. Initially as a player and also as assistant manager of Atkinson. According to reports, Coventry City had an agreement with Strachan who was 38 years old to work under Atkinson.

He then took over as manager and concurrent player in the summer of 1997, with Atkinson becoming director of football there. Despite many struggles, Strachan has finally saved the club from relegation in his final season as an active player.

He’s only made nine appearances on the pitch. However, Strachan masterminded the final victory over Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as a victory over Spurs on the final day of the season to keep Coventry in the Premier League. Despite being sacked four seasons later, his effort saved Coventry as a player-manager gave him a place on this list.

Kenny Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish

Despite his most recent tenure as Liverpool manager ended in disaster, Kenny Dalglish’s early as Anfield boss as a highly successful player-manager. In fact, making it possible as the most successful player-manager of all time.

Dalglish has spent eight seasons at Liverpool before being appointed manager. At that time he collected a number of trophies, such as winning 6th Division title, European Cup 3, and one FA Cup.

He was appointed manager and Liverpool player in the summer of 1985, at the age of 34. Despite just starting 21 league games in 1985/86 as a player-manager, he still plays a key role in Liverpool’s success by bringing both league and FA Cup winners.

Dalglish scored five goals that season, including a goal in a 1-0 win over Chelsea that confirmed the Reds as league champions. Dalglish finally started rarely playing and ended his career as an active player in May 1990 with his last appearance as a substitute in the game against Derby County.

He was 39 at the time and made him one of Liverpool’s oldest players. Daglish remained in Liverpool until 1990/91 but resigned with a team that is still at the top of the standings and is in the hunt for FA Cup champions. This is a step that still confuses many circles.

The final number of trophies is 11, including three league titles and two FA Cups. It made him the most successful manager and player ever.

Glenn Hoddle

Hoddle is the most widely recognized and respected figure after the peak of his coaching career led England to the 1998 World Cup final. At that time he was only marginally controversial by Argentina. He is one of the youngest English managers in team history. The reason for this is largely due to his success as a manager as well as a player in two previous jobs.

After a very successful run with Tottenham Hotspur and Monaco, Hoddle returned to England when the 1990/91 season was over and took over 2nd Division side Swindon Town. He has only eight games to save the club from relegation and his magical success with a 5-2 win over Leicester City.

After performing solidly in 1991/92 aka his first full season, Swindon with him successfully finished in 8th. Hoddle then improved the team further in 1992/93 and took them to the final playoffs. At that time, he successfully scored the opening goal when his team beat Leicester 4-3 and take them to the Premier League for the first time.

A few weeks later, Hoddle resigned from his job in Swindon and was appointed Chelsea boss. However, considering he is 35 years old, he remains on the squad list. His first season at Chelsea in 1993/94, Hoddle successfully reached the FA Cup Final.

He also played in many games, making 24 appearances in all competitions. In 1994/95 his performance dropped by only 15 games, but he brought Chelsea to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final.

End of season 1994/95 Hoddle then had time to wish to retire from active duty player. However, he stayed for a season at Chelsea and advanced to the FA Cup semifinals by signing two big stars, Ruud Gullit and Mark Hughes, before moving on to England. Regardless of what happens to him later, Hoddle is undoubtedly the manager and concurrent fantastic player in Swindon and Chelsea.

Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit
5 coach of the English club was severely fired. (Telegraph)
Although his managerial career ended mostly with a series of disasters, Gullit was actually very successful. The Dutch legend was first brought to Chelsea only as a player by Glenn Hoddle mentioned above. While at the end of his career, he initially plays in the sweeper role before returning to his role more commonly known as attacking midfielder.

When Hoddle took a job in England in mid-1996, Chelsea proved to continue the trend of player-player ideas and decided to appoint Gullit in that role. His first season was also very successful.

In 1995/9, Chelsea finished 11th in the Premier League. However, when under Gullit, they finished in sixth place. They also won the FA Cup by beating Middlesbrough 2-0, a victory that ended the 26-year-old’s thirst for the club.

Another impressive side of Gullit? Evidently, he is a very attractive manager for top players, because Chelsea can suddenly bring special talents such as Roberto di Matteo, Gianfranco Zola and Gianluca Vialli. Unfortunately, while Chelsea were second in the Premier League in February 1998, Gullit was abruptly dismissed by the club because of disagreements over his financial compensation.

The move also marked the end of his playing career and his last appearance came in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final match against Arsenal. The dismissal seems confusing and remains one of the biggest surprises of the Premier League even 20 years away.

Gianluca Vialli

After Ruud Gullit’s shocking dismissal in February 1998, Chelsea turned to the manager and third player in a row and pointed to Italian striker Gianluca Vialli. Vialli was 33 years old and became the first Italian to handle the English Premier League team.

Miraculously, he immediately succeeded with the Blues when winning the League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1997/98. Although it must be said that at that time Chelsea had been in the second semifinal of the competition before Vialli took over the reins.

Vialli also successfully brought Chelsea finish fourth of the standings, the highest position of the club at that time. At the age of 33, Vialli is also the youngest manager ever to win the UEFA competition.

At that time, Vialli made 31 appearances in 1997/98. Success continued as he led Chelsea to victory in the European Super Cup (1-0 win over Real Madrid) and finishing 3rd in the Premier League, Chelsea’s highest since 1970. He also scored in his last game, in a win over Derby County.

Once retired, Vialli took Chelsea into the Champions League quarter-finals in 1999/00 and also won the FA Cup. However he was eventually dismissed in early 2000/01 after a bad start and some feud with key players such as Gianfranco Zola and Dan Petrescu.

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