Ten minutes on the clock, 48 managers to guess
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As the all-singing, all-dancing Premier League relaunch occurred way back in 1992/93, it’s no surprise that plenty who’ve played over the last 25+ years have also shown up again in the dugout.
In fact, some of these Roy of the Rovers-type heroes actually played and managed at the same time. The vast majority, however, went away and came back a bit older and (hopefully) wiser to take up management.
Not that it went brilliantly for all of them. Just by reaching the Premier League, a player has achieved at a high level – well, mostly – but that doesn’t guarantee success in management, as this quiz shows.
One important note: we’ve included ‘interim managers’ (those who took the job but on a short-term basis) but not caretakers (who just stepped in but were never the real boss), which seems fair. Also, managers who were caretakers in the Premier League but didn't take charge of a game as a permanent manager aren't included (sorry, Darren Moore and Attilio Lombardo).
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.
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