Top 5 successful managers who failed on their first job

Let’s go through the Top 5 managers who failed miserably on their first crack at the job in European football, only to eventually become wildly successful.

Making the decision to become a professional football manager isn’t easy for anyone, becoming successful at it requires several failed first attempts in any profession and football is no exception.

The most recent Thierry Henry fiasco at AS Monaco made us remember a number of managers who are wildly successful now, but they weren’t as lucky on their very first crack at this very complicated job that requires so many years of studying and preparation.

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There are very few coaches who actually make it on their first attempt, modern football has given us the incredible story of Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona, and it is now telling us the amazing tale of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

But even the very best managers suffered on their first attempt, this is an example to Thierry Henry and a reminder that he mustn’t give up his dream.

We give you the Top 5 successful managers who failed on their first job.


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