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Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches

Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches
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3. Lothar Matthaus

Lothar Matthaus
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The 1990 World Cup and Ballon d’Or winner enjoyed a prestigious career in all levels.

Lothar Matthaus spent the bulk of his playing days starring in the Bayern Munich midfield. His versatility was a great asset and helped him transition into a sweeper with great effect.

The one-time FIFA World Player of the Year also helped Inter Milan win a Serie A title during a four-year stay.

But Matthaus’ managerial career was the complete opposite.

He couldn’t relive his glory days in the dugout following some mixed spells Austria, Serbia, Hungary, Brazil, Israel and Bulgaria.

Matthaus hasn’t coached a team since Bulgaria fired him in 2011. The football legend now does punditry work.