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Portsmouth Manager Avram Grant greets fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Portsmouth at Turf Moor on February 27, 2010 in Burnley, England.

7 Managers Who Never Played Football

The most common route into football management is, rather unsurprisingly, having been a professional footballer and then transitioning into coaching and management. It has become increasingly clear over the years that one's ability on the pitch is of absolutely no bearing on one’s talents in the dugout, and some of the finest managers in world football right now were really mediocre or worse than mediocre players themselves.

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Portsmouth Manager Avram Grant greets fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Portsmouth at Turf Moor on February 27, 2010 in Burnley, England.

7 Managers Who Never Played Football

The most common route into football management is, rather unsurprisingly, having been a professional footballer and then transitioning into coaching and management. It has become increasingly clear over the years that one's ability on the pitch is of absolutely no bearing on one’s talents in the dugout, and some of the finest managers in world football right now were really mediocre or worse than mediocre players themselves.