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12 Managers Who Coached The Team They Played For

With Laurent Blanc being linked with a return to FC Barcelona, here are 12 managers who have coached the club they used to play for.

Click through the gallery to see 10 footballers who coached the team they used to play for.

The Premier League has seen a lot of new managers coming through lately, which includes Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Lampard has only been coaching for two seasons but got the Blues head coach role after leading Championship side Derby County to the play-off final last term.

The former England international, who is Chelsea's all-time leading scorer, could end his first season as top flight manager with an FA Cup title and top-four spot.

Another club legend who is taking on the reigns at a big club is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who registered 127 goals and 50 assists in 365 appearances for the Red Devils during his playing days.

The Norwegian took over at Old Trafford from Jose Mourinho in December 2019 on interim basis but was later given a three-year deal after winning 14 of his first 19 matches, which included an historic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Read: 10 Most Successful Players In LaLiga History

Back in South Africa, we've seen both Doctor Khumalo and Donald Khuse take charge of Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs, but you can click through the gallery to see the rest.

Can you think of any more footballers who coached the team they played for? Let us know in the comment section below.


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