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  • fontgeeksogood 9 Aug 2020 17:14:43 10,545 posts
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    The reality is, he'll have time (from the fans). Sarri, despite winning Serie A, was a bit...crap. Particularly at the end of the season.

    I don't think the "start at smaller clubs" has ever worked for club legend players. Lesser known former players, sure. But a brief sojourn in the Championship seems to have done Frank fuck all good. Pep and Zidane are probably the template (yes I know they both had brief - but longer - tenures managing the reserves).

    I always remember Glenn Hoddle (anecdotally) turning up at Swindon and taking training, wondering why his players couldn't ping 70 yard passes to feet
  • Dougs 9 Aug 2020 23:01:23 95,318 posts
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    Ha, heard similar about Hoddle. Even at 40-odd, head and shoulders above everyone else technically.

    I don't think there's a one size fits all with ex-players and management. Legends probably get an earlier shot but I don't think it always works out as planned.
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