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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

#4 Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola

Thiago was signed by Guardiola while he was in charge of Bayern
Thiago was signed by Guardiola while he was in charge of Bayern

Thiago was surely shy of chances back when he was playing for Barcelona, as with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets, and Cesc Fabregas being the frequent starters up in the midfield, the Spaniard had no chance in order to play up as a first team player, to show what he was truly capable of.

However, after the saddening departure of Pep Guardiola back in 2013, Thiago looked like he was all set to make a move, as the Spanish manager made him one of his priorities in the summer transfer window.

Delighted by the offer, Thiago, without hesitating, joined the German giants, following his former manager. Since then, however, the Spanish international has been in the books of Bayern Munich as a first choice midfielder, combining with the likes of Corentin Tolisso and James Rodriguez.

Published 14 Nov 2018, 10:35 IST
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