Lately it seems that it is fashionable, that to be a great coach is needed before a player being reputable or at least Primera Division. But nevertheless, It was never a prerequisite, if not, We not would study (and sorry to speak in the first person) to get us the corresponding levels of qualifications coach. Because, Today we bring you five successful coaches who have never played professional soccer players and elite players as.
Jose Mourinho: the controversial Portuguese coach never tasted the sweetness of success as an elite player. However as coach, He has been seen and removed from all colors to become one of the most successful technicians from international football at the same time a benchmark for many. His character and his way of doing things few times leave anyone indifferent. All without having been a top player.
André Villas-Boas: another Portuguese also achieved success without being a professional footballer. Villas Boas became one of the youngest coaches to achieve European glory. Earliness on the bench and assume that their lack of talent on the field, prevented him succeed as an elite footballer. Something that if he did as coach very early as we've told you.
Rafa Benitez: Madrid was one more of those young people who wanted to succeed, back in early 80, in the lower categories of Real Madrid. An injury ended his dream and could not play at the highest level. Something that caused very young start working on the bench where he came to glory at the beginning of the XXI century. Since then he became a technician prestige.
Carlos Alberto Parreira: Brazilian coach came to glory when he became world champion in USA 94 with national team. But nevertheless, as a player, He never played at a professional level which did not prevent him from completing a remarkable career with World included, something that very few have been able to achieve.
Arrigo Sacchi: Italian football changed the outlook of the late 80 and early 90. But it did from the dugout as they never got to step on a stage as a professional footballer. This did not deprive him of being ahead of his time and build one of the best teams in history. its Milan.