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5 Footballers who followed their managers after they departed

  • A look at few football players who were signed by their managers after their departure, multiple number of times
Ninad Singh
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:48 IST


There is no denying that every manager has his favorite. While they have moved on from a club, there have been some of the players who have tagged along, as they wouldn't want to play with or under anybody else. The fact that the future of a player completely changes with the introduction of a new boss is something they keep in mind, and thus they too sometimes try to follow the footsteps of their former bosses.

There have been instances when the players have been signed by the manager on multiple occasions and for multiple clubs, Ricardo Carvalho is one of the examples as he was signed twice by none other than Jose Mourinho. We all have our idols, and for these sportsmen, managers are probably their biggest influence. Hence, let's look at five such players who have followed their managers wherever they went, to another club or another country.

#5 Marouane Fellaini and David Moyes

The Belgian was one of the crucial signings made by Moyes.
The Belgian was one of the crucial signings made by Moyes.

David Moyes may have not given his best at Old Trafford after his much evident sacking was something that put steep plummet on his managerial career for long and for good. However, he was able to make some signings who have stuck to the Red Devils till date.

Once such inclusion was the Belgian holding midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who was signed by Moyes after he left the Toffees for the Old Trafford, assuming the mantle left behind by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes stated that he had already planned on signing the Belgian the moment he heard the news of his departure.

"He can play higher up, if we need it, behind the striker or as a defensive or holding midfielder. In any position in the middle of the field he's comfortable"

It was obvious for Fellaini to move to Old Trafford as Moyes had him in his radar.

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