Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chris O'Grady for Rotherham United (v Nottingham Forest), 9 April 2007

Do you know what the managers of the following clubs have in common?

Birmingham City, Bury, Wrexham, Sunderland, Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Macclesfield Town and Peterborough United?

Yep, their managers all played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Widen that search away from simply United and you include Alex McLeish, Gordon Strachan and Willie Miller. And then of course you can include those without a current managerial post including Bryan Robson, Neale Cooper and Mark McGhee.

Does it help playing under a great manager? Or do people like Fergie and Clough just stick around long enough that it stands to reason that a proportion of their players will go into management?

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