Best XI: International coaches when they were players

Danny Blind sweeping, Didier Deschamps doing the dirty work and Andriy Shevchenko scoring the goals –'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