Monday 20 November 2017

Gallery: What every Premier League manager looked like earlier in their career

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

They hold 20 of the most coveted and pressurised jobs in the world but every Premier League manager had a life before arriving in England's top flight.

From former professional footballers to career coaches, everyone currently in charge of a Premier League club has a story to tell. What better way to give a glimpse into the lives of these managers than to show you what they looked like before they came to England top division.

Some of these coaches look VERY different today.

Without further delay, here are all the current (and one former) Premier League managers in a former life, in the order of the current table.

Leicester City - Claudio Ranieri

Jul 1996: A portrait of Claudio Ranieri the trainer of Fiorentina football club. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK

Tottenham Hotspurs - Mauricio Pochettino

02 April 2001: Portrait of Mauricio Pochettino of Argentina before the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Argentina and Venezuela played at the El Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina won the match 5 - 0. \ Mandatory Credit: Stuart Franklin /Allsport

Arsenal - Arsene Wenger

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08: AS Monaco coach Arsene Wenger looks on before the 1991 French Cup Final between Marseille and AS Monaco at Parc de Princes on June 8, 1991 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Rondeau/Allsport/Getty Images)

Man City- Manuel Pellegrini

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JUNE 10: Head Coach of San Lorenzo, Manuel Pellegrini (L), gives instructions to his team at the end of the game against Union, 10 June 2001, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo credit should read FABIAN GREDILLAS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Ham - Slaven Bilic

3 Sep 1995: Portrait of Slaven Bilic of Croatia during the European Championships qualifier against Estonia

Man United - Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal during the team presentation of AZ in 1986 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Southampton - Ronald Koeman

NETHERLANDS - APRIL 29: Holland player Ronald Koeman looks on before the Euro 88 qualifier between Holland and Hungary in Rotterdam on April 29, 1987 (Photo by David Cannon/Allsport UK/Getty Images)

Stoke City - Mark Hughes

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 01: New Barcelona signings Mark Hughes (l) and Gary Lineker pictured at the Nou Camp stadium in 1986 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images)

Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp

AACHEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 11: 2. Bundesliga 03/04, Aachen; Alemannia Aachen - FSV Mainz 05; Trainer Juergen KLOPP/Mainz (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Chelsea - Guus Hiddink Part 1 &2

Coach Guus Hiddink during the team presentation of PSV in 1986 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Guus Hiddink of De Graafschap during a photo shoot in the season 1969/1970, Netherlands. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

West Brom - Tony Pulis

1 Mar 2000: Portrait of Tony Pulis the Portsmouth manager during the 1999/2000 season. \ Mandatory Credit: Peter Norton /Allsport

Everton - Roberto Martinez

2 Sep 2000: Roberto Martinez of Wigan in action during the Nationwide League Division Two match against Walsall at the Bescot Stadium, in Walsall, England. Walsall won the match 2-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Bournemouth - Eddie Howe (centre)

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Eddie Howe (20) of Bournemouth celebrates with Wade Elliott after scoring the winning penalty during the Carling Cup second round match between Blackburn Rovers and Bournemouth at Ewood Park on September 22, 2004 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Watford - Quique Florres

VALENCIA, SPAIN: Valencia 's new coach Quique Sanchez Flores poses for photographers during his official presentation in Mestalla stadium in Valencia. 01 June 2005. AFP PHOTO/ STR (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Swansea - Francesco Guidolin

10 DEC 2000: Francesco Guidolin Coach of Bologna during a SERIE A 10th Round League match between Bari and Bologna, played at the San Nicola Stadium, Bari. RDB / GRAZIA NERI DIGITAL CAMERA Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

Crystal Palace - Alan Pardew


Norwich - Alex Neil

HAMILTON, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hamilton Academical manager Alex Neil watches on during the Scottish Premiership Play-off Final First Leg, between Hamilton Academical and Hibernian at New Douglas Park on May 21, 2014 in Hamilton Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Sunderland - Sam Allardyce

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: West Bromwich Albion coach Sam Allardyce circa 1990/91 season. (Photo by Allsport UK/Getty Images)

Newcastle - Rafa Benitez

28 Oct 2001: Rafael Benitez coach of Valencia gives orders from the sidelines during the Spanish Primera Liga match played between Sevilla and Valencia played at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Firo Foto/ALLSPORT

Former Aston Villa manager Remi Garde

24 Feb 1997: Remi Garde of Arsenal keeps an eye on the ball during an FA Carling Premiership match against Wimbledon at Highbury Stadium in London. Wimbledon won the match 1-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/Allsport

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