Which footballers were coaches-players at the same time? Ryan Giggs made the news at the end of the season 2013/14. The eternal United captain acted as player-coach at the Manchester club starring in the curious fact of taking himself out on the pitch in the last Premier match where he said goodbye to the fans of Old Trafford.
A widely used figure (more before than now) in English football and yet it has not spread much to other countries. In Hanged For Football, We take advantage of some of the most notorious cases of players who were coaches at the same time.. They executed what they ordered. But did they charge for one or two?
Footballers who were coach-players
1- Luis Aragones: El Sabio de Hortaleza starred in the first sounded case of player-coach in Spain in his last year as a player. He did it just after finishing the final of the European Cup 1974 and he was only half a year holding that double position before his final retirement.
2- Ruud Güllit y Gianluca Vialli: the eternal Dutch midfielder led Chelsea on the benches between 1996 Y 1998, period where he combined that direction also on the pitch. up to 18 encounters knew how to combine that double task that he also repeated Gianluca Vialli for two years at club blue.
3- Romario: seeing Romario as a coach has its joke. But even more is seeing him multiply in his tasks. But nevertheless, it happened in 2007 with Vasco de Gama as a witness. Romario had already reached the 1000 goals as a professional and it was time to show his skills to the youngest.
4- George Weah: the Liberian made the most difficult yet. He led his national team between the year 2000 Y 2002. His knowledge of the game from the bench had a recipient first: your speed up. Later he was president of Liberia.
5- Kenny Dalglish: the most famous case and also the one that gave the best result. For five years, Liverpool's Scottish forward knew how to double his efforts and perform effectively as a forward and as a coach. I win the Premier with Liverpool as player-coach.