From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
Football's One Club Men

Football's One Club Men

Ronaldo made a comment in his Jonathan Ross interview (plugging his film) that "he would have more dignity than end his career in the U.S. or the Middle East." Even players you would once have considered stalwart, one-club men like Steven Gerrard (504 appearances for Liverpool) and Raul (550 appearances for Real Madrid) are ending their careers in this way; either as a last pay off or for the love of playing on. Their motives may be mixed. Iker Cassillas …
The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

It is fair to say that Newcastle United have had their fair share of ups and downs over the years, from winning promotion to the Premier League in the 1992/1993 season to losing 2-1 to Scunthorpe in the Championship and everything in-between. Kevin Keegan got Newcastle promoted to the Premier League in 1993, one season after saving them from relegation from Division 2 on the final day of the 1991/1992 season and this where we begin. In Newcastle’s first season …