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.
The coach who won everything with FC Barcelona and coaches Manchester City today, was still playing at FC Barcelona.
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 was in his first year as a Parma coach. He will succeed that same year to raise the club in Serie A.
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.
In 1996, the one who coaches Juventus today was still Perugia player. It was only seven years later that he began his coaching career.
In 1996, Mainz was in the German second division and this is where the current coach of Liverpool as a player was evolving.
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.
In 1996, Mourinho had already discovered his vocation as a coach. He was in 1996, Bobby Robson’s deputy at Fc Barcelona.
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.
The current coach of FC Barcelona was already at the end of his career, in second division in Mallorca.
Like Zinedine Zidane, Deschamps played in midfield at Juventus in 1996