Manchester City became a huge force in the English Premier League after the massive takeover by the club’s Qatar-based owner. That history-making ownership has transformed the club from mediocre achievers to one of the most preferred destinations for top players.
It has been so good for Manchester City because they have had the chance to sign the top-of-the-list players who later became managers shaping their future as a former professional player. Do you know these players played for Manchester City and are now managers?
- Patrick Vieira
The Frenchman was already at the twilight of his career as a combative defensive midfielder. He spent just a season with Manchester City while also earning his coaching badges.
Of course, we all know how the former Arsenal player went to manage one Manchester City-affiliated club, New York City FC, and also Nice FC in the French League. He is currently Crystal Palace manager in the English Premier League.
- Vincent Kompany
Former Manchester City captain, Vincent is regarded as one of the most eloquent footballers in recent times. His leadership qualities were incredible and it is no wonder he became a manager trying to make a name for himself.
Kompany has managed boyhood club, Anderlecht FC, and recently got the extremely complicated task of returning Burnley to the Premier League as their new manager.
- Frank Lampard
Former Chelsea player and legend in the English Premier League, Frank Lampard spent his last professional days as a player with the Manchester club.
The midfielder left the citizens to begin his managerial journey and experience that has been up and down. He has managed Derby County FC, and Chelsea, and currently working on rebuilding at Everton.