Are we that old? I used to watch Xavi Hernández and Steven Gerrard play a few years ago. I have seen them lift trophies and suffer for their teams on the field, but time has passed and that is unforgivable. Now we see those who used to be idols in suits and ties handing out instructions from the tech field because the court has asked them never to leave.
Xavi Hernández and Steven Gerrard are back in a league that has become legendary, in other cases showing that the passion for the field hasn’t faded, but at the same time, it’s been managed more than a decade ago. We’ve grown old because of the coat threads. Remember them all?
Legends we played years ago and now saw firsthand
This is the oldest case on the list. Milan’s undisputed figure and forward for the Italian national team. He retired with his rossoneros in 2012 and made his debut as Milan’s helmsman just two years after him, but his adventure lasted only his one year. He currently manages Brescia.
‘Rino’ was an explosive player and loyal to Milan. Iron rather than virtue. Gattuso played and coached Sion in Switzerland, though it was hard to imagine him as a strategist as he compensated for his limitations with a fierce style of play.
After retiring in 2013, he managed six teams, including Milan and Napoli, and brought a unique style of play to them. He doesn’t currently have a team.
At Arsenal he is still absent as a forward. Before his retirement, he played his four games with the Gunners in 2012. His card is New York, the club he retired from in 2014, where he was with the Red Bulls. I didn’t have a pleasant experience before Monaco. He did a little better in his MLS at Montreal and is now an assistant to the Belgian national team.
His football life has always been Manchester United and his coaching career was expected to have a stint at the Red Devils, but he remained provisional after the sacking of David Moyes. . In detail, he hadn’t retired yet, so the coach went out on the field a few times to play.
He eventually retired from football in 2014 and remained linked to Manchester United as an assistant to Louis Van Gaal. yeah.
He left Liverpool in 2015 and ended his playing career with MLS side Galaxy in 2016, giving him his first coaching opportunity with Scottish Rangers. Sooner or later he will manage the Reds, but for now he is back in the Premier League and managing Aston Villa.
Although made in the quarries of Barcelona, his fortune is actually linked to Arsenal, where he played from 2011 to 2016. His training as Curé and concern for the manager led Pep to the Manchester City bench alongside his Guardiola. He is the most influential strategist and has led the Gunners since 2019.
Milan rejected him because they believed he was too old to get the glory and continued his career with Juventus and became a legend. He squandered his MLS magic in New York City until ending his playing career in 2017.
His debut as a helmsman was likely in 2020 under the command of Juve’s first team, but it won’t be long before we see him on the bench of great players.
The club stopped winning everything when Xavi left Barcelona. Messi missed him and ended his career in 2019 in Qatar to become a coach. Even when he was playing for Blaugranas, it was known that he intended to lead the club, and the omen finally came true. Will titles and playstyles make a comeback?
Like Ryan Giggs, Rooney has played in 2021 as he was a coach and player for Derby County at the same time in the Championship. He won everything he could as a player in Manchester his United. Although he has to save Derby from relegation first.
Sebastian ‘Loco’ Abreu
With already coaching experience, including with El Salvador’s Santa Tecla and Uruguay’s Boston River, he has no plans to retire. You are currently playing for Uruguay’s regional team Olympia de Minas. What other cases do you remember?