Which club started the most managers on the road to football success?

26 October 2010 11:06
Plus: Top-flight first XIs without internationals; Feyenoord: 10-goal record-breakers? and beers named after footballers. Send your questions and answers to knowledge@guardian.co.uk and follow us on Twitter"While pondering the former players from my club – Queen's Park – who hold current managerial positions with British senior clubs (as you do), I realised that all six I had come up with not only played for Queen's but actually started their senior playing career there," writes Alistair Murdoch. "Can any other club claim to have started so many current managers on their footballing career? Incidentally the six are Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Malky Mackay (Watford), Alan Irvine (Sheffield Wednesday), Ian McCall (Partick Thistle), Kenny Brannigan (Queen of the South), Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)."Of the 87 league clubs south of the border Manchester United lead the way with five managers – Billy Davies (Nottingham Forest), Sammy McIlroy (Morecambe), Mark Robins (Barnsley), Darren Ferguson (Preston) and Mark Hughes (Fulham) – beginning their playing careers at Old Trafford. Next up is Southampton with four – Paul Tisdale (Exeter City), Alan Knill (Bury), Phil Parkinson (Charlton) and Keith Millen (Bristol City), while three – Ferguson, Mackay, Irvine – began their playing careers at Queen's Park. Continue reading. . read full article

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