It is often said that great players do not necessarily make great managers. One can certainly understand why as the requirements for the two jobs are often rather different.
A manager doesn’t just need to have a good understanding of the tactical side of the game but also needs to inspire others to follow his ideas.
While the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola have bucked that trend, there are more than enough examples of top players failing in the dugout to give the saying some credence.
In a video on the Spurs YouTube account, some current stars were asked which member of the squad is the most likely to become a manager one day.
Jan Vertonghen confidently asserted that Ben Davies was the most likely to go down the coaching route following his playing career.
When asked the question, Vertonghen responded: “This guy (pointing to Davies). Yeah Ben, I’m backing Ben. ”
However, the Welshman admitted that he hadn’t contemplated a career in management yet.
Michel Vorm suggested that perhaps Harry Winks could also have a chance but Vertonghen quickly dismissed the suggestion.
Responding to Vorm, the centre half said: “No, no, no, I’m backing Ben. I would back Ben’s team over Winksy’s team.”
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The funny thing is that I always thought Vertonghen was the most likely to become a manager as he just has that managerial aura about him. I can understand why the 33-year-old picked Davies as the left-back certainly seems like a composed and intelligent person.
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