From Gazza to Vialli: 25 player-managers ex-Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could emulate - and some he won't want to
Vincent Kompany is set to join Anderlecht as player-manager after 11 brilliant years at Manchester City in the Premier League - here, we take a look at some of the most famous players juggling management at the same time.
By James Copley
Monday, 20th May 2019, 9:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 8:42 am
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The former England international produced mixed results and was eventually sacked having made just shy of 100 league appearances for Manchester City.
The Scot left Liverpool in 2002 to take up the role of player-manager at Coventry but after an indifferent spell, he resigned so he could devote more time to his family.
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The Englishman played the last game of his professional football career on May 5 2007 in Macclesfield's draw with Notts County.
A poor start to the 2003-04 season saw Groves sacked but was kept on as a player, finding himself out on loan to local rivals Scunthorpe United.
Hoddle played 31 times as player-manager for Chelsea, bringing in Ruud Gullit to the club.
Following his departure from Rochdale, Simpson became the player-manager of Carlisle United but suffered relegation to the Conference.
Romario objected to the presidents intervention in team selection, so was dismissed from his role as player-manager but remained contracted to Vasco as a player.
Vialli became the first Italian to manage in the Premier League when he was named player-manager after Gullit's sacking in 1998 and won multiple trophies.
The former England captain made a dream start to his managerial career, winning the Division One title and promotion to the Premier League.
Monk was initially appointed caretaker player-manager after Michael Laudrup was sacked.
After being promoted to player-manager when Glenn Hoddle left to manage England, the ex-Ac Milan star won the FA Cup in 1997 - the club's first major trophy in 26 years.
Toshack played 63 times for Swansea as player-manager in the Second, Third and Fourth Division.
Britton took charge of two Premier League matches in between the sacking of Paul Clement and appointment of Carlos Carvalhal.
Watson was appointed player-manager for the remainder of the 1996-97 season after the sacking of Joe Royle.
Although he doesn't play anymore, Ainsworth still manages Wycombe in League One after promotion from the third tier last season.
In his first season in charge, he guided the club to a 13th place finish while continuing to play regularly.
Souness won Premiership titles and four League Cups in his time in Scotland
The Welsh international took over from the departing David Moyes for the final four games of the 2013/14 season.
After winning his first game with the club 7-0 against Blackpool, Barnet hit a run of poor form which left them facing relegation from the football league. Cottee resigned in March 2011.
Discipline was a problem for Davids, who received three red cards in his last season and refused to attend away games that required an overnight stay.
Ardiles took the job on a brief interim basis in 1987, later returning to manage Tottenham full-time in 1993.
The Scotsman won the FA Cup and the First Division in his first season as player-manager.
Souness won Premiership titles and four League Cups in his time in Scotland.