We usually see a lot of talk about managers on social media, and the truth be said, even I’m one of those people who complain a lot about managers. But being a manager is not an easy job, and the managerial role at Real Madrid might be one of the toughest jobs in football.
Carlo Ancelotti has done a great job this season, leading the team to the LaLiga title and a Champions League final, though there were some hiccups on the path. And some games have proved why he is among the most decorated managers in Europe.
Looking at him, one can only wonder how many footballers can become legendary managers like him and Zinedine Zidane. Who knows, even some of the current Real Madrid players can go on to become great managers. The thought of seeing some of our current players as future managers is an exciting one.
So let us have some fun and take a look at three players who can become great managers if they chose a managerial role after their career.
David Alaba is only in his first season as a Real Madrid player, but we have got enough evidence from this season itself, to come to the conclusion that the Austrian international can become a great manager in the future.
There are multiple aspects of Alaba’s gameplay and his character, which catch the eye of the fans, with the first being his in-game intelligence. His understanding of the game is at an elite level, and his ability to use his intelligence to the fullest extent during the game is unbelievable.
Alaba’s adaptability, leadership and discipline are some more qualities that make him look like a great manager in the future. Managers need to be adaptable to their new clubs and get accustomed to the environment very quickly, and this is something Alaba has done incredibly well in his first season at Real Madrid, giving the fans every reason to love him.
His leadership has never been in doubt, and the way he stopped Marko Arnautovic from committing a mistake in Austria’s game against North Macedonia in EURO 2020 speaks volumes about his disciplined nature. Aren’t these enough to show that he’s a manager in the making?