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Three African Footballers Who Could Become Top Managers

To be a manager, you have to have a strong personality and stand by what you believe. You have to have influence, character and the willingness to always want to win - no matter what.

We’ve seen superb coaches in our time, but the Fan Park Crew believes that these three African stars could one day be up there with the best.

Didier Drogba                    

When the Ivorian joined Chelsea on his second spell at the club, it was said that the role offered to him was one that could entail the forward becoming a member of staff once his playing days are over – and we can understand why. Throughout his illustrious career, he’s shown fantastic leadership and influence on the field, and it would be no surprise to see the African star shouting instructions from the sidelines in the near future.

Benni McCarthy

Our local star has been getting his coaching qualifications through UEFA, and his future as a coach has been held in high regard. The former Porto forward, who is the only South African footballer to have lifted the Champions League trophy, has great experience in Europe, and learnt from one of the best, Jose Mourinho. He has already told Soccer Laduma that he has dreams of coaching the Buccaneers one day. We at the Fan Park believe he has what it takes to succeed in suit and tie.

Yaya Toure

Similarly to Drogba, there’s little that Yaya doesn’t know about football, as he’s played at the top level, in Spain for Barcelona and in England where he is currently with Manchester City. His influence on his Ivorian teammates at the AFCON was obvious, and we believe that the midfielder could definitely take on a coaching role one day.

Can you name any other African footballers who have the potential to become top managers? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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