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Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches

Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches
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4. Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne
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Whenever Paul Gascoigne is involved, you can always expect drama.

The ex-midfielder was probably the most talented English player in history and a football legend in his own right.

Gascoigne made a name for himself at the 1990 World Cup despite never starting an international game. His strong performances not only helped England reach the semi-finals, but earned global stardom.

Perhaps what truly won ‘Gazza’ everyone’s affection was the way he cried upon receiving a yellow card in the semi-finals. The thought of missing the final devastated him.

Of course, England never got that far in the end.

Gascoigne later starred in Euro 96 while enjoying club spells with the likes of Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers.

After retiring in 2004, Gascoigne tried his luck as a coach with Kettering United. But things didn’t go well and ended through an ugly brawl with the club’s board over his alcoholism.

He lasted just 39 days in the role.