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11th Aug 2015

See what all 20 Premier League managers looked like when they were still playing

Kevin Beirne

It can be easy to forget that your parents were once your age too. Similarly, we don’t always remember that Premier League managers used to be players themselves.

Sure – the playing days of Tim Sherwood and Roberto Martinez are still fresh in our memories but it’s somewhat harder to picture Arsene Wenger getting stuck into a tackle.

These pictures raise so many questions. Why does the photo of Brendan Rodgers – a man who was born in 1973 – look like it was taken in the 1930s? When did Ronald Koeman stop cutting his own hair? And where can we get a replica of the shirt Pellegrini is wearing?