Arsenal: When Wenger arrived in 1996, here are some coaches today

On 1 October 1996, Arsene Venger took his first steps in London to coach Arsenal. After Nancy, Monaco, Nagoya, the French technician arrives in the Premier League. After 22 years at the head of the Gunners, the technician announces his departure. Let’s go back in 1996 to see where some of today’s great coaches were when Wenger arrived in London.

Josep Guardiola

The coach who won everything with FC Barcelona and coaches Manchester City today, was still playing at FC Barcelona.

Antonio Conte

In 1996, Chelsea coach was defensive midfielder at Juventus. That same year, he won the Champions League.

Eusebio Di Francesco

In 1996, Eusebio was a player from Piacenza but the following year he was transferred to As Roma, the club he coaches today.

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo was in his first year as a Parma coach. He will succeed that same year to raise the club in Serie A.

Zinedine Zidane

The previous year, Zinedine Zidane played in the UEFA Cup final with the Girondins de Bordeaux. In 1996, the coach of Real Madrid arrived at Juventus.

Massimiliano Allegri

In 1996, the one who coaches Juventus today was still Perugia player. It was only seven years later that he began his coaching career.

Jurgen Klopp

In 1996, Mainz was in the German second division and this is where the current coach of Liverpool as a player was evolving.

Diego Simeone

The story of Argentina’s Diego Simeone and Atlético is not new. In 1996, he lived there as a medium. In 1997, he joined Inter Milan.

Jose Mourinho

In 1996, Mourinho had already discovered his vocation as a coach. He was in 1996, Bobby Robson’s deputy at Fc Barcelona.

Luis Enrique

Like most Barcelona coaches, Luis Enrique was already playing as a player. The year 1996 marks a turning point for the latter because he leaves Real Madrid for Barça.

Ernesto Valverde

The current coach of FC Barcelona was already at the end of his career, in second division in Mallorca.

Didier Deschamps

Like Zinedine Zidane, Deschamps played in midfield at Juventus in 1996

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