5 Best Players who turned Managers
#3 Franz Beckenbauer – German Player, turned Manager
Franz Beckenbauer is one individual who has a very crucial presence in the Football history. Being a World Cup winner as a player and a manager, Beckenbauer had all that it took to strategize a perfect game plan. While playing for Germany, he displayed his foot magic during the 1960s and 1970s. He was the man who redefined centre-back role and had become widely known as a 'sweeper'.
It was him, who acted as the prime catalyst in pushing Bayern Munich to win four Bundesliga titles and three consecutive European Cups. Also to mention, it was him who made it possible for West Germany to win the Euro in 1972 and World Cup in 1974. Now, isn’t that something?
Post his playing career; he guided the Hamburg team to win the Bundesliga title in the year 1982. And eventually, he became the manager of West Germany team. And we all know the history, where he avenged and defeated Argentina in 1990, giving Germany the World Cup glory.