These 5 coaches have gone through the best European teams, and despite taking them to glory, they are currently in search of a new club that receives them .
Massimiliano Allegri and Arsène Wenger. / Photos: flickr.com/goatling and Ronnie Macdonald.
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It does not matter if they have been at the front of a bench for more than 20 years, or if they have delivered all possible titles to a team, with minimal error or dissatisfaction of the governing body, all wins no longer matter and the technical director is fired.
This is the case of important coaches who have gone through the best European teams, and despite taking them to glory, they are currently in search of a new club that receives them.
1. Massimiliano Allegri
The former Italian footballer played for Juventus and Milan, teams that he also directed in his phase as coach. Being coach of the Juventus, he failed to win the Italian Cup for the first time in five years. Nor could Allegri beat the quarterfinals in the Champions League, but he was able to get the eighth scudetto for Juve. However, in May 2019, the Turin club announced that Allegri would no longer be part of the Juventus coaching staff.
After the second half of 2019 began, the future of Italian as a technician looked confusing. However, and in recent days, it is rumored that Allegri may be the new Manchester United technical director, since the English team is ranked 12th in the Premier League. According to Marca, the Italian would arrive “if they let go Solskjaer (current coach) in the coming weeks”. Arriving at the Premier would be the first time he directs outside of Italy.
2. Arsène Wenger
The French coach lasted 22 years at the head of Arsenal, a team with which he won several titles. His last match was in May 2018, in a game where Arsenal faced Burnley and won 6 to 0.
Wenger stood out for having an eye on new players and new talents, such as with Patrick Vieira or Francesc Fábregas. So far, Wenger has not had new opportunities to lead, arguing that his next step could be "working for Fifa in player development, " according to FutbolRed.
3. José Mourinho
The former Real Madrid coach met for the first time in 20 years without a team at the start of a new season in European football. The Portuguese is expected to find a team soon, as in statements given by the president of the Olympique de Lyon club, Jean-Michel Aulas, the French club would have proposed him to be the new coach, after Sylvinho was fired. However, Mourinho would have rejected the offer "of having a new team."
Multiple rumors associate him to be the new technical director of Real Madrid, after the difficult season that the Spanish team has had in command of Zidane. Also in recent statements, he argued that the best player he had under his command was the Brazilian Ronaldo Nazário.
4. Laurent Blanc
The Frenchman has been without a team since 2016, his last being Paris Saint-Germain, where he won eleven titles. However, the fact of not being able to win any European title cost him his place in the French team.
Según L'Equipe, el ex defensor de #ManchesterUnited Laurent Blanc miraría con buenos ojos poder llegar al United— #NaciónRedDevil (@nacionreddevil) October 11, 2019
Blanc no hizo declaraciones pero informan, está a la espera del #Lyon y el United, ya que #Solskjaer está en la "cuerda floja" #NacionRedDevil#MUFC#GGMU pic.twitter.com/r04u3AFK5e
On the other hand, and after the refusal of 'Mou', the president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, also confirmed that there was a possibility that Blanc was the new technical director. According to Marca, Blanc would be the perfect option since he would avoid “the risk - and subsequent error seen the results in the first nine days of the league competition - that was committed with Sylvinho”. In addition, now Lyon will take into account the experience of his next coach.
5. Marcelino García Toral
The Spanish coach managed to win the Copa del Rey with Valencia and led them to the Champions League standings. However, the differences with the owner of the Spanish team, Peter Lim, led him to be fired.
Garcia's personality, strong professional and disobedient, was the straw that broke the camel, as Lim did not accept that Garcia told him in the face that "sports planning had to have his opinion," according to El Confidencial. At the moment, Gracía has no offers from any club.