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5 players who betrayed their managers?

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The word betray is one of the most common words used in today's world. Obviously, in a place like this, where money and power are valued above everything else, people tend to turn their backs even on the ones closest to them.

From Mir Jafar to Alauddin Khilji, history has been built upon the pillars of betrayal - and it is no different in the scope of football. We have seen many instances when players stabbed their own managers in the back, at the time when they needed them the most.

As a result, here is a list of 5 players who betrayed their respective managers:

#5 Emmanuel Adebayor

Like almost every other African player that made his way to the top, Emmanuel Adebayor came from a humble background. Indeed, as a child, he couldn’t even walk until the age of four – and that, too, changed because of a miracle.

Later in his career, after some good performances in France, Arsene Wenger snapped him up for Arsenal, where he had his best time as a footballer – scoring 30 goals in all competitions in his second full season at the club.

After that, however, he craved for more money and left Arsenal for a mega-rich Manchester City. At that time, from his perspective, maybe it was understandable given that he came from a really humbling background. 

However, it won’t be surprising if a part of him now regrets that move, given that it was an act of betrayal against a manager who showed faith in him and took him to the top echelons of European football.


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