One more year, la Champions League, the most prestigious and coveted club trophy in the world reopens its doors. The tournament where the best players in the world are cited in a distance race to decide who of all, It is the best in Europe in the tournament's most watched football all over the planet. However in Colgados, we have noticed a curious statistic is that much of the coaches of the teams participating in the Champions, They have been professional footballers elite. What you have.
In Spain, four of the five teams in the league that will participate in the Champions 2015/16 They have coaches who were professional footballers before. Interestingly only Rafa Benitez Real Madrid did not reach the peak as a footballer.
Unai Emery (Sevilla), He played at the Royal Society in First and Second teams like Toledo, Racing de Ferrol and Leganés. Luis Enrique (Barcelona) he played for Sporting Gijon, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Cholo Simeone (Atletico Madrid) He played for Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Velez, Inter and Racing de Avellaneda while Nuno (Valencia) Porto goalkeeper was, Deportivo La Coruna, Merida, Osasuna, Dinamo Moscow and Rio Ave.
In other leagues like the Portuguese we find Julen Lopetegui (Port) who played in the youth ranks at Real Madrid, Logroñés, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano. He was international with Spain. Rui Vitoria (Benfica), He played in various modest Portuguese football.
Other illustrious former players who will occupy the bench in the Champions League when before trod the turf will: Pep Guardiola (Bayern) senior football coach but better still, Dutch Cocu (PSV), Ukraine striker Rebrov mythical (Dynamo Kiev), Manuel Pellegrini (City), Van Gaal (United), Blanc (PSG), Lucescu (Shakhtar), Jokanovic (Maccabi), Hareide (Malmo) or Allegri (Juventus) among some others. Definitely, It will be the coaches' Champions and that is what the saying says in the case of these men and that they were cooks before friars.