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5 managers who returned to their former clubs (Part 2)

Another set of managers who re-signed with former clubs


Busby And Best
Busby guided United to the European Cup in 1968

It's not too often that a manager rejoins club he has once worked for. However, these managers have done just that during their careers and succeeded.

For a manager to be brought back to his former club, he needs to have created a credible track record to be roped back into a club he once exited.

Coupled with the fact that the clubs let go off managers quite frequently in modern football, the number of managers who go back to manage a club they have worked with before could increase.

Here we take a look at a list of managers who have re-joined clubs they have once worked for.

Also read: 5 managers who returned to their former clubs


#5. Matt Busby (Manchester United 1945-1969, 1970-1971)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby began his managerial career after the war in 1945 and oversaw the club for the next 25 years. Busby won the league multiple times in addition to the cup competitions but his main aim was to win the European Cup.

In the early 50's, Busby formed a formidable team, well known as the Busby Babes and were contenders to win the competition on numerous occasions. The Scot survived the Munich air disaster and nursed himself back to health to guide the club back from the ashes to its glory days.

The multiple time league and cup winner went on to form another great team with the likes of Best, Law and Charlton driving United past Europe's best teams going to win more honours. In 1968 he reached the pinnacle of his career and achieved a life-long dream of winning the European Cup.

Busby gave up his managerial duties in 1969 to Wilf McGuinness. However, McGuinness was sacked soon after with Sir Matt Busby returning to take charge of the club on a temporary basis for the next season.


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