Best XI: International coaches when they were players

Danny Blind sweeping, Didier Deschamps doing the dirty work and Andriy Shevchenko scoring the goals – UEFA.com's best XI of European international coaches when they were players.

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Best XI: European international coaches when they were players*
Goalkeeper: Julen Lopetegui (Spain)

Sweeper: Danny Blind (Netherlands)
Defender: Gareth Southgate (England)
Defender: Fatih Terim (Turkey)
Defender: Lars Olsen (Denmark, coaches Faroe Islands)

Midfielder: Gordon Strachan (Scotland)
Midfielder: Didier Deschamps (France)
Midfielder: Robert Prosinečki (Yugoslavia/Croatia, coaches Azerbaijan)
Midfielder: Martin O'Neill (Northern Ireland, coaches Republic of Ireland)

Forward: Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
Forward: Marians Pahars (Latvia)

*Coaching the country they represented as a player unless otherwise specified

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