7 temporary coaches who jumped above their heads
Ole Gunnar Sulskher started perfectly. Recall the other. head coach who was pleasantly surprised.
The specialist who worked before Chelsea only in the modest Milton Keynes Dons and West Bromwich Albion did not seem to be the most logical candidate for the position of Londoner’s manager, but Roman Abramovich had no choice — by that time he seemed to have already said goodbye with all the famous trainers in Europe. As a result, the Italian accepted (temporarily) the proposal in March 2012 after it turned out that Andre Villas-Boash would not be the “new Mourinho”.
Roberto made his debut excellent, winning the match in the Champions League against Napoli 4-1. As a result, he managed to win an incredible double by winning the FA Cup (against Liverpool, 2: 1) and the Champions League, beating Bavaria.
Already in November, Matteo ceased to please the results, and Abramovich dismissed him. But still … the result is not bad.
2. Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)
Legendary football player and coach Kenny Dalglish promised not to return, but still could not refuse his favorite club after he asked him to temporarily replace Roy Hodgson in 2011.
The first match of Blackpool was lost, but soon King Kenny began to achieve such results that it received a full-fledged contract. In the new year, the Reds took the League Cup (the first trophy in six years) and made it to the FA Cup final, where they lost to Chelsea.
Eighth place in the Premier League was the worst result since 1994, and the leadership was forced to ask Kenny for a way out. It was with him that Luis Suárez came to the team for £ 22.8 million … as did Andy Carroll for £ 35 million.
3. Tony Barton (Aston Villa)
The incredible season of Tony Barton at Aston Villa in 1982 was … incredible. The current champions of the First Division fell lower and lower, resulting in the dismissal of coach Ron Saunders. By the time, even the fans demanded his head – “Villa” dropped to 15th place, too dangerous to the relegation zone.
Barton – the main scout – instantly achieved results, and the “lions” even made their way to the European Cup final. Departure managed to avoid, and Europe obeyed her – with a score of 1: 0, Bavaria was overthrown.
4. Guus Hiddink (Chelsea)
The impressive path to the semi-finals of Euro 2008 with Russia added a reputation without the eminent Guus Hiddink, who temporarily replaced Louis Felipe Scolari as Chelsea head coach. The Dutchman combined the duties of a national and club manager, and immediately began to win – Juventus and Liverpool were among the first victims of his talent. A little more, and Chelsea would be in the Champions League final, but the controversial match with Barcelona put an end to dreams.
Statistics suggests: for 22 games, Chelsea lost once, and the season ended with a victory over Everton in the FA Cup final. The players were so grateful that they gave the boss a watch worth 20 thousand pounds with a message of thanks.
5. Glenn Raeder (Newcastle)
After his players, “West Ham” flew out of the Premier League with a record number of points, Glenn Raeder tried to achieve real success with Newcastle. At the club, he replaced Graham Sunness, taking as his assistant the legendary Alan Shearer. The duet worked together, and the magpies from the bottom rose to seventh place.
This result, of course, forced the management to offer him a full-fledged contract, but rather quickly Roeder’s patience snapped due to constant injuries and fans dissatisfied with director Freddie Shepherd. But with him, “Newcastle” won the Intertoto Cup. After leaving St. James Park in 2007, Raeder was pleased with himself.
6. Mario Zagallo (Brazil)
In the late sixties, the Brazilian Football Association tried to act unpredictably and bravely – just like the players themselves. That is why she decided on an insane decision: instead of ignoring a journalist who constantly criticizes the team, it was decided to appoint him as a coach. To teach a lesson so!
And at first everything worked out for Joan Saldagni: Brazil won all the games of the World Cup qualifying round, scoring 23 and conceding only two. But the mentor’s eccentricity caused controversy: he stopped calling Pele, accusing him of losing his vision, and chased his predecessor with a loaded pistol — he was not in love with harsh criticism. Ironic.
As a result, the federation decided to calm down and appointed Mario Zagallo as coach, who won the World Championship in 1958 in player status. Zagallo has changed a lot, but most importantly, he returned Pele. Garrincha and Carlos Alberto also played on that team. In 1970, the Brazilians won the Cup again.
7. Craig Shakespeare (“Leicester”)
Maurizio Sarri, Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola … and Craig Shakespeare. What do they have in common? They won the first five matches of the Premier League after the appointment.